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State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
02/28/2018 to 05/15/2018

Estimated Award Date:

What is the program?

The purpose of this program is to make grants to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories to assist them in operating their own state educational loan repayment programs for primary care providers working in HPSAs within their state.  SLRP supports loan repayment awards to health care providers in exchange for service in underserved communities. SLRP recipients are afforded the flexibility to select the disciplines and HPSA sites that meet their unique workforce needs.  To that end, HRSA is encouraging SLRP applicants to consider how SLRP funds might be used to support the clinical priorities of addressing opioid abuse and mental health conditions.  Please note, this NOFO expands the disciplines supported by SLRP to include Masters-level, licensed alcohol and substance abuse counselors.

Are you eligible?

Entities eligible to apply for this grant program include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Current SLRP recipients with project periods ending on or before August 31, 2018, are eligible to apply under this announcement.

In order to be eligible, states must demonstrate that the program operated with the grant funds will be administered directly by a state agency.  States must also agree that the grant funds will be used to pay all or part of the principal, interest, and related expenses of qualifying educational loans of health professionals, in return for their provision of primary health care services in federally designated HPSAs. 

  The contract between the state and the health professional must contain a breach provision and other terms that are not more favorable than the most favorable terms in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP).


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Paula Gumbs

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