The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is in the process of developing a Request for Applications (RFA) for new advanced practice clinician training grants. The release of the RFA is tentatively scheduled for mid-March. To assist members in better understanding the new grant opportunities and the application process, WHA is hosting a complimentary webinar March 19, which you can register for at www.whareg4.org/RWIGrantWebinar.
The new grant program, proposed by the Rural Wisconsin Initiative and included in the state’s 2017-2019 biennium budget, is designed to increase the number of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses practicing in Wisconsin’s rural communities by supporting new training sites in rural hospitals and clinics. As currently envisioned, the grants will encourage partnerships among small rural hospitals and clinics, education providers and health systems. Hospitals and clinics in communities with populations of less than 20,000 will receive priority for funding. Year one funding is designed for developing the infrastructure to facilitate quality training. The grants are capped at $50,000 per applicant per year and require a dollar for dollar match.
The webinar is scheduled for Monday, March 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 am. There is no cost to participate in this webinar, but pre-registration is required. To register for this webinar, visit www.whareg4.org/RWIGrantWebinar.
For questions about the grant opportunities, contact Ann Zenk at email@example.com. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-274-1820.