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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.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Grants to promote the planning and development of rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oregon Rural Medical Practitioner Insurance Subsidy Program
Reimbursement for medical malpractice insurance policy premiums for physicians and nurse practitioners who practice in rural Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Sponsors: Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Office of Rural Health
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
Louisiana Tax Credit for Physicians and Dentists
Offers a tax credit for doctors and dentists 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 Healthcare 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
Oregon Rural Practitioner Tax Credit Program
Offers personal income tax credits to dentists, physicians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, optometrists, and volunteer EMS who practice in eligible rural areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Recruitment Assistance Program
Provides qualifying physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurse midwives an incentive payment in return for 3 continuous years of practice in an eligible rural community in South Dakota.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health