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California 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.

California Department of Health Care Access and Information
Sep 15, 2022



The California State Loan Repayment Program assists with the repayment of educational loans for primary healthcare professionals who provide services in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in California.

Applicants must commit to a 2 year obligation providing direct patient care in a California HPSA.


Eligible Health Professionals:

  • Physician (MD and DO)
    • Family medicine
    • General internal medicine
    • General pediatrics
    • Gerontology
    • Psychiatry
    • Obstetrics/gynecology
  • Dentist
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Certified nurse midwife (CNM)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Pharmacist
  • Licensed mental health or behavioral health professionals
    • Health service psychologist (HSP)
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW)
    • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
    • Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
    • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
    • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Health professionals may receive up to $50,000 for a 2 year commitment. Participants may extend their contracts for 4 years and beyond.

Application process
Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Maternal health and prenatal care · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Substance use and misuse · California

Organizations (1)

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

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