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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 integrated 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: Jan 28, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
Offers funding to states to develop and implement programs that address the dental workforce needs of designated Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado Emergency Medical and Trauma Service (EMTS) Provider Grants
Funding for emergency medical and trauma service providers in Colorado for vehicles, communications, data collection, equipment, injury prevention, personnel, and recruitment/retention.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 8, 2022
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant
Grants to recruit and train emergency medical services personnel in rural areas with a focus on addressing mental and substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 14, 2022
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Rural Hospital Planning and Transition Grant
Grants to help small, rural hospitals in Minnesota create and/or implement a strategic plan that will preserve access to health services or respond to changing conditions.
Geographic coverage: Minnesota
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Maine Certification Program for Dental Care Tax Credit
Tax credit for dentists working in underserved areas of Maine who are paying outstanding student loans.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
Sponsor: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Maine Certification Program for Primary Care Tax Credit
Tax credit for eligible primary care professionals working in underserved areas of Maine who are paying outstanding student loans.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Feb 18, 2022
Sponsor: Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis
Funding for a single entity to quantify and describe the economic impacts of local healthcare sectors on rural economies to provide information to assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders in improving healthcare in rural areas. Topic areas may include sustainability of services and minimum population requirements as it relates to healthcare and the economic vitality of rural communities, including rural tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
South Carolina Rural Physician Incentive Grant Program
Cash incentive awards for physicians and advanced practice professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area of South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2022
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
3RNET Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: 3RNET