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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.

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, 2019
Sponsor: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Ohio 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 Ohio, allowing them to remain in the United States.
Geographic coverage: Ohio
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2019
Sponsor: Ohio Department of Health
Tennessee Rural Residency Stipend Program
Offers a stipend to primary care physicians studying in Tennessee residency programs or physicians with Tennessee affiliations who are in out-of-state primary care residency programs in exchange for agreeing to practice in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee.
Geographic coverage: Tennessee
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Sponsor: Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development
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: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity based on the urban-rural price difference in an area.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Sponsor: 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
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
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Arkansas Department of Health
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 Department of Health Care Services