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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Recruitment and retention of health professionals

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Idaho Rural Health Care Access Program (RHCAP)
Awards funding to projects that help rural communities improve access to primary medical and dental healthcare through telehealth, community development, and recruitment/retention projects.
Geographic coverage: Idaho
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsor: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants
Grants to organizations working to implement educational, recruitment, retention, and related programs to meet pressing needs in Louisiana’s healthcare workforce.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Arkansas Community Match Rural Physician Recruitment Program
A financial incentive for physicians who agree to practice primary care in rural areas of Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Dec 25, 2019
Sponsor: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
3RNet Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Colorado Rural and Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit
An annual $1,000 individual income tax credit for primary care preceptors in rural Colorado to offset the costs of their voluntary mentorship of students studying to work in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Community Incentive for Rural and Underserved Areas of Tennessee
Provides funding to assist rural and underserved practice sites to recruit and retain qualified physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for selected hospitals, clinics and their communities in the Delta Region to make in-depth health system enhancements.
Geographic coverage: Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee that are served by the Delta Regional Authority.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority, National Rural Health Resource Center
Louisiana Small Town Health Professionals Tax Credit
Offers a tax credit for physicians, dentists, and primary care nurse practitioners who practice in a rural or shortage area in Louisiana.
Geographic coverage: Louisiana
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Louisiana Department of Health
New Mexico Rural Health Care Practitioner Tax Credit
Offers a tax credit to certain healthcare professionals who provide care in rural, underserved areas of New Mexico.
Geographic coverage: New Mexico
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: New Mexico Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Oklahoma Volunteer Charitable Healthcare Provider Program
Offers state tort liability insurance to healthcare providers who provide care to medically indigent persons at a free clinic, or specialty providers providing care as a result of a referral from a free clinic.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oklahoma Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development