Minnesota Rural Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness 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.
Elizabeth Fenske and Tim Flynn
The Rural Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness Program provides funds for repayment of qualified educational loans for licensed mental health professionals who agree to practice in a designated rural area of Minnesota.
A designated rural area is defined as a city or township that is outside the 7-county Minneapolis/ St. Paul metropolitan area, excluding the cities of Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.
Licensed mental health professionals, including:
- Independent clinical social workers (LICSW)
- Marriage and family therapists (LMFT)
- Licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC)
- Licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC)
Preference is given to applicants closest to completing their training; those who can demonstrate diverse cultural competencies; and those who plan to provide at least 25% of annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees and/or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule.
Up to $28,000 per year with a maximum of $112,000 is available for psychologists.
Up to $11,000 per year with a maximum of $44,000 is available for licensed independent clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed professional clinical counselors, and licensed alcohol and drug counselors.
A link to the application guidelines is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.
Apply using the online grants portal.
- Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, view details
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