Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/18/2022

Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Technical Assistance (RRPD-TA) Program. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide technical assistance (TA) to HRSA’s RRPD Program award recipients to support the creation of new rural residency programs that will expand the rural physician workforce. For the purposes of this notice of funding opportunity, rural residencies are allopathic and osteopathic physician residency programs in specialties as determined by HRSA that primarily train residents in rural clinical settings and focus on producing physicians who will practice in rural communities.

This cooperative agreement and the RRPD Program are complementary and seek to expand the number of rural residency training programs and subsequently increase the number of physicians choosing to practice in rural areas. Although the priority for TA will be RRPD Program award recipients, limited TA resources may be publicly available for other entities interested in developing new rural residency programs.

NOTE: Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable


  • Duke Internal Deadline: Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 21, 2021
Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are domestic public or private, non-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations, institutions of higher education, state and local governments, and hospitals. Recipients of the RRPD Program (HRSA-19-088 and HRSA-20-107) are not eligible to receive funding under this notice. Similarly, the RRPD-TA award recipient will not be eligible for funding under the RRPD Program, contingent on future funding opportunities.