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Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program


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Notice of Funding Opportunity (


Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2024


Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


Provides funding to support existing teaching health centers, or community-based, ambulatory patient care centers, in order to strengthen the healthcare workforce and address health professional shortages across the nation. Supports medical and dental residency training programs that educate and prepare residents to offer high-quality healthcare to diverse populations, especially rural and underserved communities.

This THCGME program opportunity will provide competitive continuation funding for the maintenance of approved resident full-time equivalent (FTE) positions funded under announcement HRSA-20-011 only.

Amount of Funding

Estimated award amount: Award amounts are formula-based and are calculated from the number of awarded resident FTEs.
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 57 awards
Estimated total program funding: $126,500,000

Who Can Apply

Eligibility is limited to current THCGME Program payment recipients awarded under announcement HRSA-20-011 that:

  • Operate an accredited primary care residency program, or
  • Have formed a GME consortium that operates an accredited primary care residency program

Eligible outpatient settings include, but are not limited to:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Community mental health centers
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Health centers operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), an Indian tribe or tribal organization, or an urban Indian organization
  • A community-based entity receiving funds under Title X of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act

Primary care residency programs must provide training in 1 or more of the following specialties:

  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal medicine-pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  • General dentistry
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Geriatrics

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Training Providers

Application Process

Application requirements, instructions, and other relevant information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applicant webinar recording


The deadline for this opportunity has been extended to January 12, 2024 for eligible applicants who were unable to submit an application by the original due date.


For additional information or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Kim Ross, CPA

For programmatic or technical questions:
Kristin Gordon

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • East Central Mississippi Health Network in Decatur, Mississippi
  • Tahlequah Medical Group in Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority in Talihina, Oklahoma
  • Cornerstone Care, Inc. in Greensboro, Pennsylvania

Topics This Program Addresses

Education and Training • Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce