The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced March 16 the Request for Applications (RFA) for new advanced practice clinician training grants. The new grant program, spearheaded by WHA and part of the Rural Wisconsin Initiative, is modeled after the successful WHA-led matching-grant GME program, and supports the development of advanced practice clinician training at hospitals and clinics in rural areas.
The RFA is available at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/contracts/advanced-practice-clinician-training-grant-2018.htm. 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. The grants are capped at $50,000 per applicant per year and require a 100 percent cash or in-kind match.
WHA will hold an informational webinar about these new grant opportunities March 19. DHS will host a question and answer conference call for interested parties March 23. Non-binding Notice of Intent to Apply is due March 30, and final applications are due April 20.
To register for WHA’s March 19 webinar visit www.whareg4.org/RWIGrantWebinar. For content questions, contact Ann Zenk at 608-274-1820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at email@example.com or 608-274-1820.