Program Description

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to serve as a faculty member in an accredited, eligible health professions school in the following disciplines: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; dentistry, pharmacy, respiratory therapist, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health for a minimum of 2 years.

General Program Requirements

Eligible applicants are individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds who: (1) are U.S. citizens (either U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. nationals or lawful permanent residents; (2) have a degree or certificate in one of the following health profession disciplines: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health, or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health; or are enrolled in an approved graduate training program in one of the health professions listed above, or are enrolled as full-time students (in the disciplines listed above) at an accredited health professions institution and are in the final course of study or program leading to a degree from that institution; (3) have a minimum 2-year employment commitment from an eligible health professions school for a full-time or part-time faculty position; (4) have a written agreement with the eligible health professions school for equivalent loan repayment; and (5) be currently repaying qualifying educational loans.

Applicants will use Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) funds to repay qualifying health professions educational loans consisting of principal and interest on loans incurred by the applicant while enrolled in a school in return for serving a minimum of least 2 years as a full-time or part-time faculty member at one of the following accredited health profession schools: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information about all this and other potential HRSA funding opportunities, visit the Faculty Loan Repayment Program page.

Program Contact Information

Christina Myers
Project Officer
CMyers1@hrsa.gov
301-443-4044

Additional Information

Length of Program2 years
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)318
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Type of Assistance ProvidedContract - Loan Repayment
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.923
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Can the funding from the program be renewedNo

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