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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Deadline: March 4, 2019

The Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program will support projects that develop new rural residency programs or Rural Training Tracks (RTT) in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry to support expansion of the physician workforce in rural areas. The new rural residency programs or RTTs are intended to be sustainable through separate public or private funding beyond the RRPD grant period of performance. Rural residency programs are allopathic and osteopathic physician residency training programs that primarily train in rural communities, place residents in rural locations for greater than 50 percent of their training, and focus on producing physicians who will practice in rural communities. A common model is the RTT, where the first year of training occurs within a larger program in an urban academic medical center and the final two years occur in a rural facility.

Amount: Approximately $21,000,000 is available to make up to 28 awards.

Eligibility: Rural hospitals; rural community-based ambulatory patient care centers, including federally qualified health centers, community mental health centers, or rural health clinics; health centers operated by the Indian Health service, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization; schools of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine; public or private nonprofit graduate medical education consortiums; and entities such as faith-based and community-based organizations capable of carrying out the grant activities.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307941

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