The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care supports rural health grant writers by providing education, workshops, and scholarships; disseminating information regarding grant opportunities; and providing technical assistance.
Now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.
SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for nurses, clinicians, and physicians working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant, every award must be matched $1 to $1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Participating sites must implement a sliding fee scale for low income and uninsured patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Loan repayment awards may range from $2,500-$25,000 per year depending on employer match contribution. A service obligation is required; full-time practitioners are required to fulfill a two-year service obligation and part-time practitioners are required to fulfill a four-year service obligation. Sites must submit biannual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.
Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care
450 W. State St. – 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036