Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program

The Medical Residency Training State Matching Grants Program is established to provide greater access to health care by increasing the number of practicing physicians in Iowa through the expansion of residency positions in Iowa. Sponsors may apply for funding to establish a new or alternative campus-accredited program, for the provision of a new residency position, or to fund residency positions in excess of the federal residency cap. 

Eligible Sponsors

Sponsors must be a hospital, school, or consortium located in Iowa that sponsors and maintains primary organizational and financial responsibility for an Iowa graduate medical education residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and is accountable to the accrediting body.

Application Process

Sponsors must undergo the established competitive selection (i.e., request for proposal) process for this funding opportunity. When available for applications, the funding opportunity will be posted on the IowaGrants website.

Psychiatry Training Programs

Psychiatry training programs are coordinated through the Iowa Department of Public Health Offices of Rural Health and Primary Care. Grants are awarded to expand current psychiatry training for medical residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The goal of the programs is to increase access to mental health services in underserved areas of the state.

Psychiatry Residency Training Program

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program designates funding to support the expansion of psychiatry residency spots of established accredited programs in Iowa.

Psychiatry Training Program for Physician Assistants and/or Nurse Practitioners

The Psychiatry Training Program for Physician Assistants and/or Nurse Practitioners Program supports the advanced mental health training of physician assistants and nurse practitioners matriculating through an established, accredited program in Iowa.