Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Resources

Expert Help & Training

AIDS Education and Training Center Program: National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC-NCRC)

Offers online training resources, technical assistance, capacity building support, and other services to help clinicians, clinics, and health systems provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care. Helps increase the number of healthcare professionals able and willing to offer effective counseling, diagnostic, treatment, mental health, and substance use services to people living with or at risk of contracting HIV.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program

Provides technical assistance to rural healthcare providers in the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) service area in order to enhance healthcare delivery and improve health outcomes for residents in communities in the Delta region. Supports small rural hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and other healthcare organizations seeking to strengthen local healthcare systems by addressing gaps in service and improving quality to better meet community health needs.

Sponsors: Delta Regional Authority (DRA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence (RCOE)

Provides technical assistance to help establish and expand recovery housing services and evidence-based treatment and prevention programs in over 100 counties highly impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC)

Provides healthcare providers with free and confidential consultation services and clinical resources on HIV/AIDS-related topics, such as testing, prevention, treatment, and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Includes online and phone-based advice from leading clinicians with expert knowledge on managing HIV/AIDS, perinatal HIV, hepatitis C, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), substance use, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA): Improving Behavioral Health Services

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
University of Rochester Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence (UR Medicine RCOE)

Offers technical assistance and information resources to help rural communities identify and implement evidence-based practices to reduce negative outcomes related to substance use disorder (SUD), including the use of synthetic opioids. Provides assistance to communities nationwide while partnering with 20 specific high-need Appalachian counties in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia to combat the opioid crisis.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction (UVM CORA)

Supports capacity building efforts for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder (SUD) in rural counties of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire disproportionately affected by SUD. Utilizes innovative technology and telehealth strategies to identify real-time needs in communities, disseminate education and resources on evidence-based approaches, and provide ongoing training and technical assistance to providers in order to more effectively address the needs of individuals and special populations with SUD and related issues.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Site Application

Helps underserved communities recruit and retain primary care clinicians at approved practice sites that provide quality, culturally appropriate primary healthcare services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Supports sites that provide comprehensive primary care and primary care behavioral health services in rural and underserved communities. Clinicians working at an approved site in an eligible National Health Service Corps (NHSC) discipline may be eligible for a NHSC loan repayment or scholarship program.

Application Deadline: Jun 25, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)

Provides funding for loan repayment for substance use disorder (SUD) professionals in exchange for 6-year service obligations at STAR LRP-approved facilities located in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or in counties with high rates of drug overdose deaths. Helps recruit and retain qualified clinicians and paraprofessionals to provide direct SUD treatment or recovery support services in underserved areas and rural communities significantly impacted by substance use.

Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) Site Activation

Assists communities with the recruitment and retention of qualified substance use disorder (SUD) professionals who provide direct treatment or recovery support at facilities located in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or in counties with a drug overdose death rate that is higher than the national average. New and current clinical staff working in eligible disciplines at a STAR LRP-approved facility are eligible to receive loan repayment assistance through the STAR Loan Repayment Program, which is open to a wider range of SUD clinicians and paraprofessionals compared to other HRSA loan repayment programs.

Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program

Provides funding for loan repayment for pediatric medical subspecialty care, pediatric surgical specialty care, and child and adolescent behavioral healthcare providers in exchange for 3-year service obligations at approved sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs), and Medically Underserved Population (MUPs). Aims to increase pediatric workforce in underserved areas and expand access to care, including child and adolescent mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services.

Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program Site Activation

Assists with the recruitment and retention of pediatric medical subspecialty care, pediatric surgical specialty care, and behavioral healthcare professionals serving Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUAs/Ps). New and current clinical staff working in eligible disciplines at an approved facility are eligible to receive loan repayment assistance through the Pediatric Specialty Loan Repayment Program. Helps communities meet pediatric workforce needs and increases access to child and adolescent behavioral healthcare, including mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services.

Application Deadline: Jul 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Health Center Program New Access Points (NAP)

Provides funding to establish new health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to underserved communities, including rural, migrant, and homeless populations and public housing residents. Aims to increase the number of individuals who receive primary healthcare services, including dental care and mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services. Supports health centers operating on a permanent, full-time basis that address issues of healthcare accessibility and affordability in areas with shortages of health services and for underserved populations.

Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program - Existing Geographic Service Areas Inactive

Funds primary healthcare and support services for low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations living with HIV in an outpatient setting in existing geographic service areas. Aims to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV by funding HIV testing, counseling, and diagnostic services; referrals to healthcare and support services, such as mental health and substance use treatment; strategies to treat and prevent immune system deterioration; and more.

Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2024
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Fiscal Year 2024 Behavioral Health Service Expansion Inactive

Offers grant funding to assist health centers with establishing or expanding mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services at their facilities. Aims to increase access to mental health and SUD treatment, including medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), with a focus on rural and underserved populations that experience unique barriers to care.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care, oral health, behavioral/mental health, and maternal health providers in exchange for 2-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in a Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural, urban, and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (NHSC Rural Community LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Primary Care and Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural communities. Seeks to increase the number of primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals providing opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and services to patients in rural areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (NHSC SUD Workforce LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for substance use disorder (SUD) primary care and behavioral/mental health professionals in exchange for 3-year service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Mental Health and/or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in rural and underserved areas.

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program Inactive

Supports new and existing training programs for paraprofessionals in behavioral health fields in order to improve services for families whose parents are impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD) or other substance use disorders (SUD). Seeks to increase the number of paraprofessionals in behavioral health working in high-need and high-demand areas to reduce the risk of mental health disorders and SUD among children.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Impact (RCORP – Impact) Inactive

Supports efforts to improve access to integrated and coordinated treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural areas to address the SUD/OUD crisis in rural areas and promote long-term, sustained recovery.

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program (Nurse Corps SP) Inactive

Addresses health professional shortages by offering scholarships to eligible nursing students in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in Primary Care or Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Application Deadline: May 2, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program (NHSC SP) Inactive

Addresses primary care provider shortages by offering scholarships for students pursuing primary care health professions in exchange for full-time service obligations at National Health Service Corps (NHSC)-approved sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Application Deadline: Apr 25, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: Capacity Development Program Inactive

Funds infrastructure enhancements and capacity building efforts to address the changing healthcare landscape and increase access to high-quality HIV primary healthcare services for individuals with low-income and underserved populations, including those in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Apr 16, 2024
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Advanced Nursing Education – Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (ANE-SANE) Inactive

Provides funding for local, regional, or state-level organizations to develop advanced nursing education programs to train eligible nurses as sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs). Coordinates all aspects of the education process, from recruitment, didactic and clinical training, and monitoring experiential learning hours up to certification completion and the retention of SANEs in the workforce. Seeks to increase the number of practicing SANEs, especially among rural and underserved populations, with the goals of better physical and mental healthcare for survivors, including trauma-informed care, and better evidence collection.

Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB-TNP) Inactive

Provides funding to integrate behavioral health services in primary care settings using telehealth technology through telehealth networks. Supports evidence-based projects in telehealth networks using telehealth technologies in rural and underserved areas to increase access to integrated behavioral health services in primary care settings and to improve the quality of healthcare information available to providers by evaluating the effectiveness of integrating telebehavioral health services into primary care settings.

Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2024
Sponsor: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Physician Assistant Rural Training in Behavioral Health (PCTE-PARB) Program Inactive

Awards funding to establish clinical rotations for physician assistant (PA) students in rural areas. Supports the development of rotations of at least 3 months that integrate primary care and behavioral health services, with the goal of increasing the number of PAs who choose to practice in rural areas after graduation and are trained to prevent, identify, diagnose, treat, and refer services for behavioral health conditions, including the provision of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Offers financial assistance to trainees during rotations in a rural primary care setting.

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (NCLRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nurse faculty in exchange for full-time service obligations at critical shortage facilities (CSFs) located in Mental Health or Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) or at a school of nursing. Addresses nursing shortages to meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities, including mental health, substance use disorder (SUD), and other behavioral health services.

Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program Inactive

Works to prepare and encourage physicians to practice healthcare in rural communities. Provides start-up funding for the planning and development of sustainable programs to train residents in rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, public health, preventive medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive

Supports planning activities to assist rural communities in developing integrated healthcare provider networks. Promotes the strengthening of rural healthcare systems by achieving efficiencies, expanding access to care, increasing care coordination, and improving basic healthcare services.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Inactive

Funds to support existing medical and dental residency training programs in community-based, ambulatory patient care settings. Helps address health professional shortages by supporting efforts to encourage and prepare residents to offer high-quality healthcare to rural and underserved communities.

Application Deadline: Jan 12, 2024
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Inactive

Funds programs to address high rates of infant death by improving health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy and reducing well-documented racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. Supports the provision of direct and enabling services, including screening and referrals, case management, care coordination, health and parenting education, and linkages to clinical care, to enrolled program participants.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (NHSC S2S LRP) Inactive

Provides funding for loan repayment for students in their last year of pursuing a degree in allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, nursing, or dentistry in exchange for 3-year full-time service commitments providing primary care services in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) upon the completion of their residency.

Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training - Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (BHWET-CAY) Program for Professionals Inactive

Provides funding to develop internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals training in behavioral health professions focused on serving children and youth ages 16-25 in rural and underserved communities. Aims to expand access to behavioral healthcare for rural and underserved children and youth with mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) by increasing the supply and distribution of behavioral health providers. Assists in recruiting and training behavioral health professionals by increasing the number of clinical supervisors, providing stipend support for trainees, and connecting graduates to employment opportunities.

Application Deadline: Jul 14, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Inactive

Funds to develop, improve, and/or enhance statewide or regional networks to expand the capacity of healthcare providers' to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum people for maternal mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), especially for rural and medically underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jun 2, 2023
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (RCORP – CABH) Inactive

Provides funding to prevent substance misuse and address mental health issues by establishing and expanding behavioral healthcare services in rural communities for children and adolescents aged 5-17 who are at risk for, have, or are recovering from a behavioral health disorder.

Application Deadline: May 24, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship (ANE-NPRF) Program Inactive

Provides funding to eligible entities to establish, expand and/or enhance existing community-based nurse practitioner (NP) residency and fellowship training programs to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) prepared to provide primary care in community-based settings for rural, urban, and tribal underserved populations. Supports efforts to integrate behavioral and maternal health into primary care through the training of qualified NPs in these fields.

Application Deadline: Apr 11, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program Inactive

Funding to support the training and graduation of advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students and trainees in the areas of primary care, mental health, substance use, and maternal healthcare, with preference given to programs that train students to practice in underserved and rural communities.

Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C: HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program - New Geographic Service Areas Inactive

Funds primary healthcare and support services in an outpatient setting for low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations living with HIV in new geographic service areas. Helps provide HIV testing, diagnostic services, referral to healthcare and support services, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and other services to enable people with HIV to live healthy lives.

Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2023
Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program (ISTP) Inactive

Funding to plan, develop, and operate a 12 month full-time, or 24 month half-time, training program for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers focused on training practitioners to provide mental health and substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), services. Seeks to expand the workforce trained to provide care for individuals in need of mental health and SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in an integrated primary care underserved community-based setting.

Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP – NAS) Inactive

Assists rural communities working to reduce the incidence and impact of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) among pregnant, postpartum, and persons of childbearing age who are diagnosed with or at risk for opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or other substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports the implementation of evidence-based OUD/SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies designed to improve systems of care, family supports, and social determinants of health (SDOH) in rural areas.

Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship (NAT) Program Inactive

Offers funding, based on a formula, to eligible institutions that then distribute funds to full-time nurse anesthetist trainees to help cover required education costs and living expenses. Seeks to increase the number of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) practicing in rural, urban, and tribal underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Feb 10, 2023
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Overdose Response Inactive

Provides funding to address immediate responses to the opioid crisis in rural areas by improving access to, capacity for, and sustainability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD).

Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program (EMSC SP) Inactive

Funds demonstration projects in states to improve the quality of emergency medical services (EMS) for children. Seeks innovative models and methods to strengthen EMS systems. Seeks to improve health outcomes and attain equitable access to pediatric emergency care and everyday readiness for all children across the nation, especially for those children living in racial or ethnic minority, tribal, and rural communities.

Application Deadline: Nov 7, 2022
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) Inactive

Provides funding to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to healthcare for under-resourced and underserved children and their families in rural and underserved areas through the implementation and evaluation of new or improved evidence-informed, evidence-based strategies, or innovative community-based projects and models of care. Includes substance use services for children and adolescents at risk for substance use disorders (SUD).

Application Deadline: Oct 12, 2022
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Medication-Assisted Treatment Access (RCORP – MAT Access) Inactive

Aims to increase the affordability, accessibility, acceptability, and availability of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) by establishing new MAT access points in rural communities. Enhances the capacity to provide MAT treatment services for people in rural areas with or at risk of opioid use disorder (OUD), with focus on underserved populations. Promotes the use of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications for the treatment of OUD along with supportive services, including counseling and behavioral therapies. Supports the use MAT to treat alcohol use disorder, if the need exists.

Application Deadline: Jul 29, 2022
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene Inactive

Offers funding for predoctoral training programs in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental, dental hygiene, and public health dentistry students. Aims to enhance trainees' ability to provide oral healthcare for populations and individuals with medically complex health conditions, special healthcare, and behavioral healthcare needs in vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities. Focuses on training that integrates oral health within primary care and promotes patient-centered approaches that address the impact of social determinants of health on oral health outcomes.

Application Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Inactive

Funds for states to develop and implement programs to address the oral health workforce needs in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), including those in rural communities. Supports new ideas, methods, and/or approaches to increase access to oral health services. Allows states to design programs to address opioid use disorder (OUD) by improving pain management practices, treatments, and recovery support services. Helps states become better prepared for future public health emergencies by evaluating and responding to the impact of COVID-19 on oral health workforce.

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Implementation (RCORP – Implementation) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based or promising prevention, treatment, and recovery activities for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in rural communities. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of OUD/SUD, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2022
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to increase the number of internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals working to become peer support specialists and other behavioral health paraprofessionals. Promotes collaboration with community-based health partners to meet workforce demand in high need and high demand areas and expand access to quality behavioral health services, including services for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration through team-based care and emphasizes training oriented toward the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Psychostimulant Support (RCORP – PS) Inactive

Provides funds to implement evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities to address psychostimulant use disorders and the misuse of psychostimulants, including methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription stimulants. Expands access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for rural residents diagnosed with or at risk of psychostimulant use disorder, their families, and others in the community.

Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2021
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals Inactive

Offers funding to increase the number of internships, field placements, and other experiential training opportunities for individuals working to become behavioral health professionals. Works with community-based health partners to meet workforce demand in high need and high demand areas with the goal of expanding access to quality behavioral health services, including services for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). Supports interdisciplinary collaboration through team-based care and emphasizes training oriented toward the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth.

Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Inactive

Provides funding to implement community-based outreach programs to enhance the delivery of healthcare to underserved rural populations. Promotes community engagement and collaboration between local healthcare and social service providers to expand services using innovative, evidence-based models, with the goal of improving health outcomes and population health for rural areas at the local or regional level. Offers two funding tracks, including the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI), which is designed to reduce rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death by addressing the underlying factors and social determinants of health that can impact health and wellness.

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP – Planning) Inactive

Strengthens rural communities' ability to conduct planning to engage high risk populations and expand capacity for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery responses to substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural counties.

Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Advanced Nursing Education Nurse Practitioner Residency Integration Program (ANE-NPRIP) Inactive

Expands and enhances existing 12-month nurse practitioner (NP) residency programs with the goal of increasing the number of new, qualified primary care or behavioral health NPs prepared to work in integrated, community-based settings, especially in rural or underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Inactive

Provides funding to expand clinical training at accredited addiction medicine fellowship (AMF) and addiction psychiatry fellowship (APF) programs. Seeks to increase the number of physicians and psychiatrists working in underserved, community-based settings that integrate primary care with mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment services. Seeks to improve access to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services at various points of care and across healthcare sectors.

Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 13, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 25, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry Inactive

Supports the planning, development, operation, and participation in accredited postdoctoral training programs for general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health. Seeks to improve health outcomes by providing low-income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, rural, and other disadvantaged populations with increased access to oral health services.

Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program Inactive

Aims to increase the number of primary care physicians capable and willing to provide care to rural and/or underserved communities by funding accredited residency training program improvements in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or combined internal medicine and pediatrics. Works to reduce healthcare expenses, improve care quality, and increase access to healthcare by preparing and encouraging residency graduates to serve in rural and/or underserved areas.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) - Paraprofessionals Inactive

Provides funding to strengthen experiential training for behavioral health paraprofessional students focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD). Emphasizes training that addresses the specific challenges of children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for behavioral health disorders. Seeks to expand access to quality SUD/OUD treatment and services in high need, high demand areas by increasing the number of qualified behavioral health paraprofessionals working in community-based settings.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Opioid Workforce Expansion Program (OWEP) - Professionals Inactive

Funds to expand community-based training for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and substance use disorder (SUD), especially among affected rural youth, for students pursuing advanced degrees in behavioral health.

Application Deadline: May 7, 2019
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT) Inactive

Funds to establish 3 demonstration projects to implement evidence-based 2-generational strategies addressing issues facing rural at-risk children, prenatal to age 3, and their parents, such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), maternal depression, mental health disorders, substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use, and related neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Offers technical assistance, training, and support to demonstration sites to coordinate programs and services that support healthy childhood development and increase family economic opportunity.

Application Deadline: Jul 2, 2018
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Information

Capital Funding for Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Provides an overview of capital funding as it relates to supporting rural healthcare. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers

Provides information and resources for healthcare and social service organization leaders and providers to improve care coordination and access to services for women with opioid use disorder (OUD) in programs supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), such as health centers, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinics, and home visiting programs, as well as in other care settings. Focuses on shifting the culture around addiction and treatment, engaging women with OUD in care, and creating and maintaining partnerships that support care coordination for women with OUD. Offers self-assessment tools and metrics to help users monitor and evaluate care coordination in their organizations.

Date: 11/2020
Sponsor: HRSA Office of Women's Health (OWH)
Community Paramedicine Topic Guide

Provides an overview of community paramedicine in rural areas. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations. Includes information and approaches that can be used to address transportation challenges and alternatives to travel, such as offering in-home services and health education for patients.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Health and Healthcare in Frontier Areas Topic Guide

Provides an overview of health and healthcare in frontier areas. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
How to Receive Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Training

Provides information, resources, and eligibility criteria to obtain free training to provide medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for eligible clinicians working to address the opioid epidemic.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA Health Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Provides information on multiple grants and programs to support the development and education of the health workforce to meet the needs of rural, underserved, and other vulnerable populations. Covers funding opportunities for workforce, including scholarship and loan repayment programs, in the areas of behavioral health, primary care, nursing, oral health, geriatrics, and public health.

Sponsor: Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
HRSA: Opioid Crisis

Outlines how the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is addressing the opioid crisis and resources on expanding access to care, connecting resources, sharing best practices, training, and more.

Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Human Services to Support Rural Health Topic Guide

Provides an overview of human services in rural America. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Lessons Learned from the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program

Documents the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program (ROOR), a 2015 pilot grant program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Includes resources to support related projects and programs, with links to training, data strategies, and outreach tools.

Date: 04/2017
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and build sustainable mental health programs in rural communities. Provides an overview of mental health in rural areas, including barriers to treatment and different factors that impact mental health.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
National Report: Rural Substance Use Disorder Stigma and Treatment Needs

Shares the results of a survey of practitioners affiliated with Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grant sites throughout the U.S. to assess substance use disorder (SUD) stigma and treatment needs in rural areas. Includes various statistics on practitioner demographics, professional roles, work setting, medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), stigma, and other practitioner beliefs and barriers.

Date: 09/2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)

Offers access to national and state-level survey data on the health status of children in the U.S. Includes data on children ages 0-17 and examines factors related to the well-being and healthcare needs of children, including accessing and using healthcare services, family relationships and health, school and after school activities, and neighborhood characteristics. Includes data on physical and mental health conditions, health insurance type and status, healthcare access and utilization, specialty care, nutrition, health activities, and more.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
RCORP: Helping Meet Rural Needs

Features a 6-part video series highlighting Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) grantees and their work to prevent and treat opioid use disorder (OUD) in their communities.

Date: 11/2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Recovery Ecosystem Index Map

Interactive map providing county-level data describing community-level factors to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Allows users to create maps illustrating connections between overdose deaths including opioid deaths, and selected demographic and economic factors.

Date: 09/2022
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Rural Aging in Place Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and build sustainable programs to support aging in place for rural residents. Includes information and approaches that can be used or adapted to help aging adults with other health conditions, including those with opioid use disorder (OUD) or substance use disorder (SUD).

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Communities Opioids Response Program Technical Assistance Evaluation

Evaluates the technical assistance (TA) provided to grantees in FORHP's Rural Communities Opioids Response Program (RCORP) from March 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Provides reports, briefs, and data on various types of RCORP TA, such as site visits, learning collaboratives, peer-to-peer calls, office hours, and more. Offers feedback and lessons learned from RCORP grantees on strategies and approaches to help rural communities address opioid misuse and opioid use disorders (OUD).

Date: 02/2024
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and build sustainable health promotion and disease prevention programs in rural communities.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Aging

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on aging in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Children and Adolescents

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on children and adolescent health in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Emergency Medical Services and Trauma

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Frontier Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other related research projects on frontier health published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Maternal Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on maternal health in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Mental and Behavioral Health

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on mental and behavioral health in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Substance Use and Treatment

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on substance use and treatment in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Transportation

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on transportation in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related research projects.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use and Treatment Availability

Summarizes research describing the prevalence of opioid use in rural communities. Includes statistics on the perceived need and use of treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD).

Date: 01/2018
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research RECAP: Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment: Rural-Urban Comparisons

Summarizes research describing differences between rural and urban populations with opioid use disorder (OUD) including youth, young adults, and pregnant women. Includes statistics describing the impacts OUD has on both rural and urban emergency department visits.

Date: 02/2022
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Health Research RECAP: Rural Behavioral Health Workforce

Summarizes research describing the distribution of behavioral health professions in rural areas between 2014 and 2021, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, counselors, and psychiatrists.

Date: 08/2023
Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to develop, implement, evaluate, and build sustainable substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and treatment programs in rural communities. Identifies barriers to SUD and treatment in rural areas.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis Topic Guide

Provides an overview of the opioid crisis in rural America and includes information and resources on initiatives and funding opportunities to address the crisis. Covers successful rural model program examples, events, and other tools for prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and build sustainable suicide prevention programs in rural communities.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Transportation Toolkit

Highlights evidence-based and promising models and related resources to implement, evaluate, and build sustainable transportation programs in rural communities. Provides an overview of transportation needs and barriers in rural areas.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Rural Tribal Health Topic Guide

Provides an overview of rural tribal health. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program

Provides an overview of the Title V Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant (MCHB) that works to support and improve the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families. Discusses the goals of Title V funding, who receives MCHB funds and services, how outcomes are measured, and other resources provided through the program.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Transportation to Support Rural Healthcare Topic Guide

Provides an overview of transportation in rural America as it relates to supporting access to rural health. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and includes links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Violence and Abuse in Rural America Topic Guide

Provides an overview of violence and abuse in rural America. Answers frequently asked questions on the topic, details successful rural model program examples, and links to additional resources and information for funding, events, and related organizations.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Treatment & Services

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program

Offers evidence-based, voluntary programs that provide families with regular, planned home visits from qualified health, social service, and child development professionals. Supports at-risk pregnant people and parents with children up to kindergarten entry with resources to raise physically, socially, and emotionally healthy children. Provides guidance on parenting and health topics, such as breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, injury prevention, nutrition, and childcare solutions. Seeks to improve maternal and child health, prevent child abuse and neglect, encourage positive parenting, and promote child development and school readiness.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Offers free and confidential mental health support to mothers and families before, during, and after pregnancy. Provides immediate support, information, and resources for mothers with perinatal depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues from licensed and certified counselors, as well as referral to local providers if additional care or support is needed. Call or text 1-833-852-6262 to get help. Service is available in English and Spanish 24 hours a day, 7 a week.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MMHSUD)

Offers services, education, resources, and other opportunities to help healthcare providers identify and address mental health concerns and substance use disorders (SUD) in women during and after pregnancy.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)