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Kentucky 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.

Sponsor
Kentucky State Office of Rural Health
Deadlines
Oct 1, 2018
Contact

Michael McGill
606.439.3557
KSLRP@uky.edu

Purpose

The Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP) is a 50/50 matching program that provides loan repayment for qualified educational loans incurred by primary care health professionals. In return, the professionals make a 2 year commitment to practice full-time for an eligible sponsoring organization in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Eligibility

Applicants must currently provide or have signed a contract to provide primary care services to rural and/or underserved populations in Kentucky.

Eligible applicants will have a Kentucky license to practice in one of the following professions:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Pharmacist
  • Behavioral Health Providers, including alcohol and substance abuse counselors
Geographic coverage
Kentucky
Amount of funding

Number of expected awards: 18
Total funding available: $4700,000

Participants are awarded funding in a tiered format, based on provider type, level of loan indebtedness, and sponsor commitment level. Maximum award amounts for a 2-year commitment are:

  • Physicians, dentists, and pharmacists: $80,000
  • PAs, NPs, CNMs, behavioral and mental health specialists: $40,000
  • RNs, RDHs, alcohol and substance abuse counselors: $20,000

Funding is a one-to-one (1:1) match with half of the funding provided through the Kentucky Office of Rural Health and the other half provided by the applicant’s sponsor. Examples of sponsors include, but are not limited to, employers, foundations, community coalitions, and state appropriations.

Application process

Additional guidance and application forms are available on the program website.

Email completed applications in a single PDF file to KSLRP@uky.edu

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 · Substance abuse · Kentucky



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