Faculty Loan Repayment Programs

As funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue academic careers in allopathic medicine, nursing (RN only), osteopathic
medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, allied health or graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice for a minimum of 2 years.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: $5,548 to $63,400; $36,281 (average award for FY06 including funds for award tax liability); $17,530 to $55,600; $49,767.49 (average award for FY07 including funds for award tax liability); and $49,297.43 (average award for FY08 including funds for award tax liability). Fiscal Year 2009: 22. Fiscal Year 2010: 22.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Direct Payments for Specified Use.

Funds will be used to repay eligible health professions educational loans incurred by the applicant in return for serving a minimum of 2 years as a full-time or part-time faculty member at one of the following accredited health profession college or university: allopathic medicine, nursing, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, podiatric medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, public health, or a school that offers a graduate program in behavioral or mental health, and certain allied health programs.

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program will pay up to $20,000 a year in return for a two year service commitment obligation, based on the participant s outstanding balance of eligible educational loans (the maximum amount is $40,000 for 2 years).

Recipients of a FLRP award will receive a contract signed by Secretary of HHS or his/her designee.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individual/Family: Training

Beneficiary Eligibility

Education (13+)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual Applicant Information Bulletin issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. FLRP applications are generally solicited by a program announcement posted on the HRSA Web site at www.HRSA.gov

Award Procedures

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program will pay up to $20,000 a year in return for a two year service commitment obligation, based on the participant s outstanding balance of eligible educational loans (the maximum amount is $40,000 for 2 years). Recipients of a FLRP award will receive a contract signed by Secretary of HHS or his/her designee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) ; , Public Law 111-5; Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Executive Order (42 U.S.C. 293, as amended, Title V1, Section 738b.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for 2 years and the time is specified in the contract. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-3510-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 08 $1,133,841; FY 09 est $116,769; FY 10 est $1,134,300 - ARRA FY 2009, $1,134,300 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$5,548 to $63,400; $36,281 (average award for FY06 including funds for award tax liability); $17,530 to $55,600; $49,767.49 (average award for FY07 including funds for award tax liability); and $49,297.43 (average award for FY08 including funds for award tax liability).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Lisa Walsh Room 8-36, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville 20857 Phone: 301-443-0197

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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