HRSA Awards Funding to 13 Programs to Support Clinical Rotations 

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced the recipients of new, five-year federal grants to support integrated primary care and behavioral health clinical rotations in rural communities. PAEA would like to congratulate the following 13 programs who successfully obtained awards: 

  • College of St. Scholastica 
  • Grand Valley State University 
  • Lawrence Technological University 
  • Le Moyne College 
  • Medical University of South Carolina 
  • Morehouse School of Medicine 
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 
  • Touro University California 
  • University of Kentucky 
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore 
  • University of Oklahoma 
  • University of Utah 
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

These awards, totaling nearly $5 million annually, were allocated via the Primary Care Training and Enhancement – PA Rural Training in Behavioral Health (PCTE-PARB) program. This funding competition, administered for the first time in 2024, is an expansion of the broader Primary Care Training and Enhancement funding stream – the largest source of direct support for PA education under Title VII of the Public Health Service Act. 

From July 1, 2024-June 30, 2029, PCTE-PARB grantees will leverage their awards to secure longitudinal clinical rotations for students with the aim of empowering graduates to expand access to both primary care and behavioral health services in underserved communities. In response to stakeholder feedback, grantees under this program may provide support for preceptor compensation and student stipends for cost-of-living expenses such as housing, among other needs. 

Members with questions about the PCTE-PARB program and other federal funding opportunities are invited to contact Tyler Smith at