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Tennessee 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.

Tennessee Office of Rural Health
Mar 15, 2019

Tresea Donelson


The Tennessee State Loan Repayment Program (TSLRP) offers loan repayment assistance to primary care practitioners who agree to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area of Tennessee.

Recipients must agree to a full-time service contract for a minimum of 2 years.

A supplemental application cycle will be open from January 15, 2019 through March 15, 2019 for primary care behavioral and mental health psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse specialists, and licensed clinical social workers.


Eligibility requirements and a complete list of primary care specialties is available in the TSLRP web announcement.

Eligible professions have included:

  • Primary care physicians
    • Family medicine
    • Osteopathic medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Obstetrics and gynecology
    • Geriatrics
  • Primary care behavioral and mental health psychiatrists
  • Dentists
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Primary care physician assistants
  • Licensed clinical social workers
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The maximum award is $50,000 for an initial 2-year service obligation.

Recipients in good standing have the option to renew their service contract for a maximum of $20,000 per year as long as they still have outstanding loan balances.

Application process

Links to the applications by provider type are available on the program website.

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Rural Health
Attn: Tresea Donelson
710 James Robertson Parkway
Andrew Johnson Tower, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243

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 · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Prenatal care and obstetrics · Primary care · Tennessee

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