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    HRSA Awards $20 Million in Grants to Create New Rural Residency Programs

    Andrew Amari, Hospital Policy and Regulatory Specialist

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) July 18 announced awardees for its Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants. HRSA awarded up to $750,000 to 27 recipients across 21 states, totaling $20 million. The awards will support recipients’ efforts to develop new rural residency programs while achieving Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation.

    Grant recipients include a variety of providers, such as rural hospitals, community health centers, and schools of medicine. These institutions will receive funding over three years to develop sustainable residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry. The complete list of recipients can be found here.