This announcement solicits applications for the State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). The purpose of this program is to make grants to States, the District of Columbia, and U. S. Territories to assist them in operating their own state educational loan repayment programs for primary care providers working
in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) within their State.
SLRP serves to support the HHS goal to strengthen the nation¿s human service workforce, and HRSA¿s goal to recruit and retain high quality health care professionals to practice in rural and urban settings designated as HPSAs.
Placing the right professionals in the right geographic areas increases access to primary health care for the nation¿s underserved populations.
HPSAs are categorized based on shortages in primary medical care, dental, and/or mental health care, and include designations for geographic location, population, and facility types.
Within statutory and regulatory guidelines, SLRP grantees are afforded the flexibility to select the disciplines and HPSA sites that meet the needs of their State or U. S. Territory.
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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 Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Current SLRP Grantees with project periods ending on or before August 31, 2014 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 that the Secretary is authorized to offer to participants in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) (42 U.S.C.
254l-1).Full Opportunity Web Address:Contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878CallCenter@HRSA.GOV Agency Email Description:
Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV Agency Email:
CallCenter@HRSA.GOV Date Posted:
2014-02-25Application Due Date: