Rural Provider and Health Care Staff Training and Education Initiative (RPSTI)
The Rural Provider and Health Care Staff Training and Education Initiative (RPSTI) provides grants to establish and operate training and educational programs for providers, clinical staff and non clinical staff working in rural and highly rural VA facilities.
Grant funds may be used for salaries, educational materials, equipment, and other infrastructure costs associated with developing and delivering training and education for providers, clinical staff and non clinical staff working in rural and highly rural VA facilities.
Applicants must be either:
- VA facilities in designated rural or highly-rural areas that wish to expand or develop opportunities to engage in health professions training and education, OR
- “Parent” VA facilities (which do not need to be in rural areas) that have Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) or Tele-health Clinics which serve Veterans residing in rural or highly-rural areas wishing to become training sites or to expand their role in training.
Award Ceiling: $250,000 per year
Applicant sites will submit proposals through their VISN Rural Consultant.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.