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RURAL COMMUNITIES HEALTH CARE INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Statement of Purpose

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) utilizes funds to assist rural communities in recruiting health care providers, other than physicians, to practice in their community by providing partial student loan reimbursements or stipend payments to non-physicians. The Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP) utilizes funds from a permanent endowment established from the tobacco settlement for the State of Texas and authorized under TEX. GOV'T CODE Sec. 487.558. The authority for this program is provided in Texas Government Code Chapter 487, Subchapter M, and Texas Administrative Code Chapter 30, Subchapter B.


For more information on the RCHIP program click HERE.

Contact

State Office of Rural Health Contact: 

Erica.Lozano@TexasAgriculture.gov




Forms
If you would like an RCHIP application please email Erica.Lozano@TexasAgriculture.gov.