The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has issued a funding opportunity announcement for the Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program. This opportunity is intended to support programs that promote the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists in rural areas. Funding will also be given to projects that provide instructional opportunities to current health care staff, local displaced workers, rural residents, veterans, and other potential students in order to develop a cadre of HIT workers who can optimally implement technology systems in rural hospitals and clinics. Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations in locations that the US Census has deemed as rural. HRSA anticipates supporting 15 grants with an award ceiling of $300,000 and program period of 3 years. Applications are due April 15, 2013.