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Iowa Primary Care Provider Loan Repayment Program

Iowa Department of Public Health
Aug 31, 2021

Melana Hammond


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

Up to $30,000 for:

  • Licensed clinical 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.

Written questions must be submitted by August 17, 2021 using the online question submission process described on page 11 of the application instructions.

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 · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Iowa

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