Modification published on 04/18/2013
Deadline extended only for one applicant with a previously approved waiver from HRSA's Division of Grants Policy. No other applications will be processed.
Modification published on 02/21/2013
Modified on February 21, 2013 – Summary of Funding, page 5. Addition of last sentence.
This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program. The purpose of this program is to support formal rural health networks that focus on activities relating to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists. This program will also provide support to rural health networks that can leverage and enhance existing HIT training materials to develop formal training programs, which will provide instructional opportunities to current health care staff, local displaced workers, rural residents, veterans, and other potential students. These formal training programs will result in the development of a cadre of HIT workers who can help rural hospitals and clinics implement and maintain systems, such as electronic health records (EHR), telehealth, home monitoring and mobile health technology, and meet EHR meaningful use standards.