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Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP)

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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.264
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 12, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Nawall Kertache

For grants management or budget questions:
Timothy Coyle


The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) provides funding for accredited schools of nursing to establish and/or operate a student loan fund. Grantees will loan money to students, and up to 85% of each loan may be forgiven upon completion of up to 4 years of full-time employment as a faculty member in an accredited school of nursing.

The ultimate goal of the program is to improve the health of underserved and vulnerable populations by strengthening the health workforce and connecting skilled professionals to communities in need.

Program objectives:

  • Increasing the number of qualified nursing faculty nationwide by supporting training of advanced education nursing students who will serve as nurse faculty upon graduation, with a focus on doctorate preparation
  • Decreasing the financial barrier of serving as nurse faculty through loan cancellation
  • Expanding clinical training capacity by increasing access to designated joint nurse faculty (such as serving as APRN preceptors)

Eligible applicants include domestic accredited schools of nursing with advanced education nursing programs.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award amount: Formula-based
Project period: 1 year
Estimated Number of Awards: 90
Total Funding Available: $26,500,000

Cost sharing is mandatory for this program. Institutions are required to provide an Institutional Capital Contribution (ICC) that is equal to at least one-ninth of the award amount.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Health workforce pipeline · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses

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