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Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – July 5, 2016

July 6, 2016

What’s New

Telemedicine Funding to Address Opioid EpidemicThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced nearly $1.4 million for rural areas in the Appalachian region hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic.   The funds will support five projects using telemedicine to expand access to mental health and drug addiction treatment in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.  It is the first part in a series of Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects administered by USDA specifically to address the opioid crisis; the agency has been tasked by the White House Rural Council with leading the federal response.


Grant Opportunity

May 31, 2016

Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Underrepresented Communities

The National Park Service announces the availability of grants to support the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. Applications due July 15.

Funding Opportunity

May 25, 2016

View the funding opportunity.

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Now Open!

May 25, 2016

Application cycle is open

The 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on June 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Read the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 374 KB) carefully before you start your 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application.

Technical Assistance

Participate in the Faculty Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Conference Call:
Date/Time: June 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 1-888-982-4610
Passcode: 2741206

About the program

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment to individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member in a health professions school. Program applicants must be from a disadvantaged background, have an eligible health professions degree or certificate, and have an employment commitment as a faculty member at an approved health professions institution for a minimum of two-years.


Program participants receive funds (up to $40,000 for two-years of service) to repay the outstanding principal and interest of qualifying educational loans. The qualifying educational loans must be obtained prior to the application deadline of June 30, 2016.

Funding Preferences

To obtain funding preference an applicant must:

  • Be employed full-time or part-time at an eligible health professions school
  • Submit a written agreement that the school will match the award payment from the Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Apply Now

Video: 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Learn More
Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 374 KB)
Faculty Loan Repayment Fact Sheet (PDF – 240 KB)

(TTY: 1-877-897-9910)
Weekdays (except Federal holidays), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

2016 NHSC New Site Application Cycle is Now Open!

April 12, 2016

View the HRSA bulletin.

CMS Region 7 Updates

March 11, 2016

View the 3.11.16 updates.

Funding Opportunity Announcement

March 8, 2016

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement

Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program (HRSA-16-036)
Apply By: Thu, 5 May 2016

Life Course Research Network (HRSA-16-033)
Apply By: Tue, 17 May 2016