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California Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education 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.

California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Jul 31, 2023



The Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program provides loan repayment assistance for mental healthcare professionals providing direct care in a qualified facility, including but not limited to publicly funded or public mental health facilities, nonprofit mental health facility that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, or a designated mental health professions shortage area in California.

Applicants must agree to a full-time service obligation for a minimum of 24 months.


Applicants must be California residents providing direct care services in qualified facilities in California. Eligible professions include:

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Associate Clinical Social Worker
  • Registered, Licensed, or Waivered Psychologist
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Assistant
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Trainee
  • Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
  • Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Nurse
  • Behavioral Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, or Rehabilitation Counselor

Mental Health Professionals who are former foster youth are encouraged to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $30,000 for a 24 month commitment.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · California

Organizations (1)

  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information, view details

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