HRSA Rural Residency Planning and Development (RRPD) Program  – applications due December 20. Yesterday, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced two funding opportunities to expand the rural health workforce.  The RRPD program aims to increase opportunities for physicians to train in rural residencies.  A total of $10.5 million will develop 14 new rural residency programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Eligible applicants include rural hospitals, GME consortiums, and tribal organizations. For questions, email