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Iowa Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment 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.

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 28, 2023

Michael Drottz


Iowa Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program offers educational loan repayment assistance for primary care health professionals in return for a 2 year service commitment in a Health Professional Shortage Area in Iowa.


Applicants must be United States citizens and licensed or certified to practice in one of the healthcare disciplines listed in the application instructions. Additional, specific eligibility requirements may be found starting on page 4 of the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $484,653

Up to $50,000 for:

  • Primary care physicians (MD, DO)
  • General and pediatric dentists (DDS, DMD)

Up to $40,000 for:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Health service psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Licensed clinical social workers/licensed independent social workers

Up to $30,000 for:

  • Licensed master social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Registered clinical dental hygienists
  • Registered nurses
  • Alcohol and substance abuse counselors
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Applications must be submitted online through the Iowa Electronic Grant Management System.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Iowa

Organizations (1)

  • Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, view details

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