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Idaho 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
Idaho Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
Deadlines
Apr 17, 2020
Contact
Purpose

The Idaho State Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of Idaho.

Clinicians receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge
  • Be employed or contracted by a government, nonprofit, or for-profit organization operated by a non-profit entity located in a HPSA
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Commit to fulfilling a 2-year service obligation at the practice location and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed
  • Not have concurrent service obligations
  • Work full-time; 40 hours per week at a minimum of 45 calendar weeks (Sunday-Saturday) per year
Eligibility

Eligible professions and specialties include:

  • Primary care providers:
    • Family practice*
    • OB/GYN*
    • Pediatrician*
    • Internal medicine*
    • Nurse practitioners
    • Physician assistants
    • Registered nurses
    • Certified nurse midwives
    • PharmD
  • Mental health providers
    • MD*
    • DO*
    • Psychiatrists*
    • Psychologists
    • Nurse practitioners
    • Physician assistants
    • Registered nurses
    • Licenses social workers
    • Psych nurse specialists
    • Marriage and family therapists
    • Licenses professional counselor
  • Dental health providers
    • General dentist
    • Pediatric dentist
    • Registered dental hygienists

Applicants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling another service obligation are not eligible.

*Professions with high priority.

A list of eligible facilities is provided on the application form.

Geographic coverage
Idaho
Amount of funding

Loan repayment awards can range from $10,000-$25,000 per year for 2 years, depending on the discipline and matching contribution. The award must be less than the total amount of qualified medical education load debt.

Every award must be matched by the practitioner's employer. Funding priority will go to primary care physicians, state hospital applicants, and Critical Access Hospitals.

Application process

The Idaho State Loan Repayment Program requires a dual application from the healthcare provider and host site at the same time. Links to the application guidance, joint application form, and a list of frequently asked questions are available on the program website.

Submit applications by mail or delivery to:

Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care
Attn: Alex Prado – Health Program Manager
450 W. State Street – 4th Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

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 · Idaho



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