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Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program

About the Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-23-091
Dates to Apply: 12/21/2022 to 03/03/2023
Bureau/Office: Bureau of Health Workforce
Status: Open
Estimated Award Date: 09/01/2023
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through the operation of a loan repayment program. For more details, see Program Requirements and Expectations. The goals of this program are to: 1) Reduce the faculty burden of qualified educational debt payments through participation in the institutionally developed loan repayment program. 2) Encourage long-term employment in a dental academic setting through loan repayment. 3) Develop a continuous evaluation mechanism to identify and address concerns of the program participants and assess and improve program performance.

Who Can Apply

Eligible entities are programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry. You must submit accreditation documentation for the relevant training program and a non-profit status IRS letter in Attachment 7, as identified in Section IV.5 of this NOFO. Current recipients of awards under the 2021 Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program (HRSA-21-019) and the 2022 Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program (HRSA-22-046) are not eligible to apply for this NOFO because they are still within their project period. Entities outside the United States and its territories are not eligible to apply for this NOFO. Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible if they otherwise meet the eligibility requirements.

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