Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
offers to repay educational loans for eligible health
professionals in order to meet the staffing needs of the
Indian Health Service (IHS) in Indian health programs.
Applicants sign contractual agreements for 2 years of
service in a full-time clinical practice at an IHS
facility or approved Indian health program.
Opportunities are based on staffing needs and the
availability of funds. Distribution of LRP awards are
based on a ranking system created to address these needs.
IHS identifies hiring priorities for Indian health
program facilities with the greatest staffing needs in
specific health profession disciplines.
Successful applicants must begin their service obligation
no later than September 30 of the fiscal year in which
the LRP contract is signed.
Eligibility requirements include:
- U.S. citizen
- Males 18 years or older must be registered for
- Have a health profession degree or are in the final
year of academic/post-graduate clinical training
- Have a valid license to practice. Health profession
students in their final year of post-graduate clinical
training/school are eligible to apply before obtaining a
license, but are not eligible for award receipt until
proof of licensure is provided
- Committed to practice at an Indian health facility
- Can begin service on or before September 30 for 2
continuous years of full-time clinical practice
Amount of funding
Up to $50,000 in exchange for an initial 2-year service
A link to the online
application is available on the program website.
Additional guidance is provided in the left side menu.
Applications are accepted each year from October 1
through August 15 and are evaluated monthly beginning in
January (or as soon as funds become available).
American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Dental workforce · Health information technology workforce · Health workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care
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