Idaho’s State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) has extended the application cycle which will remain open until SLRP federal funds are exhausted. The SLRP program has also been expanded to include a part-time clinician option. The part-time option allows for the participation of practitioners working 20-39 hours per week, while the fulltime option allows for the participation of practitioners working 40 hours per week in a nonprofit or public entity. Both options also require the practitioner to work a minimum of 45 weeks per year.
The SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for practitioners working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant and every award must be matched $1:$1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Awards range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years, depending on discipline and the matching employer contribution.
Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:
- Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recentHHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
- Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
- Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
- Commit to working two-years at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed;
- Not have concurrent service obligations;
- Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.
SLRP Site Application
SLRP Practitioner Application