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HHS Announces $19.2M to Expand Resident Training in Rural, Underserved Communities

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $19.2 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will go to support and expand community-based primary care residency programs.

The funding, available through the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education grant, will help train primary care residents to provide quality care to diverse populations and communities, particularly in underserved and rural areas. The increased funding will support approximately 120 full-time resident positions at:

  • federally qualified health centers;
  • community mental health centers;
  • rural health clinics;
  • health centers operated by the Indian Health Service; and
  • community-based entities receiving Title X funds.

For more information on eligibility and the THCGME program, visit the grant webpage and HRSA’s program page.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at or 202.585.0127 with questions.


About the Author

Abigail Painchaud is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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