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Minnesota Rural Advanced Practice Provider Loan Forgiveness Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 6, 2024

Elizabeth Fenske and Dan Merkl


The Minnesota Rural Practitioner Loan Forgiveness Program offers loan repayment assistance to advanced practice provider students and/or graduates who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.

A designated rural area is defined as a city or township that is outside the 7-county Minneapolis/ St. Paul metropolitan area, excluding the cities of Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.


Eligible professions include:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist

Preference is given to applicants closest to completing their training and those who can demonstrate diverse cultural competencies.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $15,000 per year with a maximum of $60,000.

Application process

A link to the application guidelines is available on the program website.

Apply using the online grants portal.

Tagged as
Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Physician assistants · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

  • Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details

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