Rural Healthcare Access Program

 The Rural Health Care Access Program (RHCAP) helps rural Idaho communities improve access to primary medical and dental health care through grants assistance. "Improving access to health care" includes removing barriers that prevent people from obtaining health care, strengthening health care systems, and developing partnerships to better serve communities.


Grants of up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of one year may be awarded to eligible entities serving areas designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Under-served Areas. Applicants may submit grant proposals that improve access to health care in any of the three assistance categories:

  • Telehealth projects
  • Community development projects
  • Other: Loan repayment for primary/dental care providers, recruitment incentive, and/or reimbursement of relocation expenses for primary/dental care providers.

Applicants must be a non-profit organization registered with the Idaho secretary of state or government organization. Applications are due August 30.  Please click here for application and guidelines.

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