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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.

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
South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
Offers a monetary incentive to health professionals who complete a 3 year service agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota. Facilities apply for matching funding to help with their recruitment efforts.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
Tennessee Rural Clinician Recruitment Assistance
Offers free clinician recruitment assistance to practices in rural and underserved communities in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
Wisconsin Primary Care and Psychiatry Shortage Grant
Provides financial assistance awards to primary care physicians and psychiatrists who agree to practice in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
3RNet Recruiting for Retention Academy Inactive
Online educational opportunity to learn about tools and resources that can assist in recruiting qualified providers to rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 2, 2018
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Wyoming Provider Recruitment Grant Program Inactive
Funding for hospitals, clinics, physicians, and other agencies to enhance physician recruitment ability in medically underserved areas of Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Wyoming
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsor: Wyoming Office of Rural Health
Alliant Energy Partnership Programs Inactive
Funding for communities in Iowa and Wisconsin for projects and programs working in the areas of community development; professional and workforce development; retention, marketing, and recruitment; and building/site development.
Geographic coverage: Iowa and Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2018
Sponsor: Alliant Energy
Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program Inactive
Grants for Virginia EMS agencies and organizations for equipment, vehicles, training, education, recruitment, and retention projects.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 17, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
Louisiana Healthcare Workforce Collective Impact Grants Inactive
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, 2018
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation