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Rural Health
Funding by Type: Incentives

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 Care Program – Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural Health Care Telecommunications (Telecom) Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Virginia Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Virginia, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Sponsor: Virginia Department of Health
Arkansas J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Arkansas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2022
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
Affordable Connectivity Program
A benefit that helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. The Affordable Connectivity Program replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Alabama J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Alabama, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alabama
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Alaska J-1 Visa Conrad 30 Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of Alaska, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Alaska
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in rural Appalachian areas, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: States within the Appalachian Region
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
California J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 3 years in an underserved area of California, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California State Office of Rural Health
Colorado J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Offers a J-1 Visa waiver to foreign physicians who commit to serving for 30 years in an underserved area of Colorado, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment