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Minnesota State 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.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Oct 28, 2023

Minnesota's State Loan Repayment Program provides funds to pay back educational debt to primary care providers who agree to complete a 2 year service obligation in a federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).


Providers must be U.S. citizens, must not have any service obligations to another agency, and must be licensed and ready to begin full-time clinical practice at the approved site once a contract has been signed.

The following types of health professionals may apply:

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical or Counseling Psychologists
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Registered Nurses

Preference will be given to mental health professional applicants that are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as to nursing applicants working in a designated rural area, 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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $20,000 annually for primary care providers practicing full-time in nonprofit private or public sites in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).

Up to $10,000 per year is available to half-time primary care providers meeting the same requirements.

Application process

Links to application instructions, forms, and the online application portal are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Black or African American · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Primary care · Racial and ethnic groups · Minnesota

Organizations (1)

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

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