Primary Care Training and Enhancement:Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Residency Training in Primary Care (PCTE-RTPC) Program.

The purpose of this program is to enhance accredited residency training programs in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) in rural and/or underserved areas, and encourage program graduates to choose primary care careers in these areas. 

This funding also supports the development of rural and/or underserved residency tracks within existing accredited residency programs for family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics and combined internal medicine and pediatrics (med-peds) programs. 

The overarching goal of this program is to increase the distribution of primary care physicians to rural and/or underserved areas. 

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization with the same DUNS number are not allowable. No more than one application per organization or campus with the same DUNS number will be funded. The applicant may include a request for resources for a branch campus or similar entity as part of their application.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: Interested applicants should contact Paul Noe as early as possible​
  • Sponsor Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, schools of allopathic medicine or osteopathic medicine, or a public or private non-profit entity which the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out a residency training program in family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics (“med-peds”), which for the purposes of this program are those accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).



Amount Description

HRSA expects approximately $10,000,000 to be available annually to fund up to 20 recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $500,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year. 

The FY 2020 President’s Budget does not request funding for this program. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2020 federal appropriation. This program notice is subject to the appropriation of funds, and is a contingency action taken to ensure that, should funds become available for this purpose, HRSA can process applications and award funds in a timely manner. 

The period of performance is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025 (5 years). 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 24, 2020