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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
Rural Practice Incentive Program for Communities
Provides funding to assist rural practice sites to recruit and retain qualified primary care physicians in Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Tennessee Rural Partnership
South Carolina Family Medicine Locum Tenens Program
Provides physicians the opportunity to take a break from their practices while locum tenens physicians step in, increasing the retention rate of physicians in rural areas and supporting local practices.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
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
Tennessee Rural Partnership 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 Rural Partnership
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, 2017
Sponsor: National Rural Recruitment & Retention Network
Wyoming Provider Recruitment Grant Program Inactive
Provides funding to hospitals, clinics, physicians, and other agencies to enhance physician recruitment ability in medically underserved areas of Wyoming.
Geographic coverage: Wyoming
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2017
Sponsor: Wyoming Office of Rural Health
Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program Inactive
Offers grants to Virginia EMS agencies and organizations for equipment and vehicles; training and education; and recruitment and retention projects.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
Idaho Rural Health Care Access Program (RHCAP) Inactive
Awards funding to projects that help rural communities improve access to primary medical and dental healthcare through telehealth projects, community development projects, or recruitment and retention projects.
Geographic coverage: Idaho
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2017
Sponsor: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare