Funding Announcement: Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance Program, Application Deadline June 8, 2022

The purpose of this program is to expand public health capacity by supporting health care job development, training and placement in rural and tribal communities. The expected impact of this program is to enhance clinical and operational capacity in order to adequately address the population health needs of rural communities, including those significantly affected by COVID-19. Goals of program include:  1.) Establish a strong network of local health care and social service providers and educational institutions to create training programs focused on addressing the rural workforce needs in four critical public health tracks. 2.)  Identify formal and sustainable pathways with rural health facilities to eventually employ or rely on the public health professionals who complete the RPHWTN funded training/education to obtain high-quality, good-paying jobs. 3.) Design or expand culturally and linguistically appropriate workforce trainings that will enhance the competency of the rural health workforce in order to improve health care in rural communities. Other goals are outlined in the FOA. Application deadline is June 8, 2022.