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.
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. Sites must submit annual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.
- *New applications for the State Loan Repayment Program are not being accepted at this time. All Federal funds used for the State portion of the $1:$1 match for the current federal fiscal year (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019) are fully committed for medical education loan repayment to clinicians in underserved areas of Idaho. We anticipate the new SLRP application period to begin by late Fall 2019. Send your name and email address to RuralHealth@dhw.idaho.gov to be added to the future program announcement.
Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care
450 W. State St. – 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
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