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Colorado Rural Essential Access Provider (REAP) 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.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Mar 31, 2023

Kathy Jacobsen


The Colorado Rural Essential Access Provider (REAP) Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance to certain healthcare professionals who agree to practice in an approved REAP site for 2 years.


Applicants must be employed at an approved REAP site before beginning an application. If an eligible workplace is not on the approved site list, the site administrator may submit an application to become an approved site at any time.

Eligible health professions include:

  • Physicians (MD or DO)
    • Family medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • General internal medicine
    • General psychiatry or general child psychiatry
    • General pediatrics
    • General obstetrics and gynecology
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Licensed clinical or counseling psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Certified nurse midwives
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Psychiatric nurse specialists
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

For 2 years of full-time service:

  • $30,000 for physicians
  • $15,000 for all other health professionals
For 2 years of part-time service:
  • $15,000 for physicians
  • $7,500 for all other health professionals
Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application process for healthcare professionals are available on the program website.

Eligible private practices in rural or frontier counties that are interested in applying to be an approved REAP site may use the online site application linked on the program website. Site applications are accepted year-round.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Clinics · Frontier and remote areas · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Colorado

Organizations (1)

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, view details

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