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Delta Health Care Services Grant Program

September 15, 2016

The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant (DHCS) Program as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. Approximately $4,385,600 is available to be competitively awarded. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions and economic development entities in the Delta Region. The Agency is encouraging applications that direct grants to projects based in or serving census tracts with poverty rates greater than or equal to 20 percent.

Paper copies must be postmarked and mailed, shipped, or sent overnight no later than November 14, 2016. Electronic copies must be received by November 7, 2016.

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Apply Now: 2017 NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program

September 13, 2016

One Month Left to Apply!

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Application Guidance

2017 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 491 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your application.

Accepting applications through October 13, 7:30 p.m. ET

Benefits

Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for at least three years of full-time service at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. Upon completion of residency for medical students (dental residency is encouraged but not required), recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a HPSA of greatest need.

Technical Assistance

Recording
Access the NHSC S2S Program Application Webinar Recording

Technical Assistance Call & Online Chat

Thursday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. ET
Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nhscs2s
Number: 1-888-324-4392
Passcode: 1058390

Get Started!

The program is expected to be competitive. Please note that applicants who have federally-serviced loans will need to create a FSA ID before beginning the application process.

2017 NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle is Now Open!

August 16, 2016

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school? 

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need.

Application Guidance

2017 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 491 KB) has the detailed information you need to apply. Please read carefully before you start your application.

Accepting applications through October 13, 7:30 p.m. ET

Benefits

Students to Service loan repayment award recipients receive up to $120,000 (tax free) for at least three years of full-time service at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of greatest need. Upon completion of residency for medical students (dental residency is encouraged but not required), recipients serve as primary care providers in an NHSC-approved site in a HPSA of greatest need.

Technical Assistance

Application and Program Guidance Webinar
(Thursday, September 8 from 7-9 p.m. ET)

Technical Assistance Call & Online Chat
(Thursday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. ET)

(Access info is the same for both events)

Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nhscs2s
Number: 1-888-324-4392
Passcode: 1058390

Plan Ahead

The program is expected to be competitive. Please note that applicants who have federally-serviced loans will need to create a FSA ID before beginning the application process.

 

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy – July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

What’s New

Awards to Expand Training for Health Professions.  On July 20th, the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $149 million in grants to increase the number of clinicians practicing across the country. The funds will support training programs in primary care, nursing, and psychology with emphasis on rural and underserved communities. In the most recent reporting year, BHW training programs provided clinical experience in more than 11,000 training sites in rural areas and supported more than 180,000 students from rural areas.

$36 Million for Health Information Technology.  The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced new awards for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN), which use technology to coordinate care for patients and achieve cost efficiencies.  Five of the 41 awards went to rural areas and will help the HCCNs participate in the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan.

Telehealth to Treat Opioid Abuse in Rural Areas.  The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a $9 million dollar investment to help primary care practices in rural areas provide treatment for people with opioid addiction.  The initiative will bring Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), an approach that uses both medication and behavioral therapy, to more than 20,000 patients.  Using a telehealth program called Project ECHO, remote practitioners will get expert training and consultation from specialists at academic hubs.  AHRQ’s plan is to build a blueprint for how other rural communities can overcome the barriers of ensuring access to treatment.

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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.

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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.