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National Health Service Corps Substance Use Disorder Workforce 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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.162
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Health Service Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 28, 2019

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) provides loan repayment assistance for substance use disorder (SUD) clinicians who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas. The primary purpose of the dedicated funding is to expand the scope of SUD treatment providers and sites that are eligible for participation in the NHSC SUD Loan Repayment Program. Sites include Opioid Treatment Programs, Office-based Opioid Treatment Practices, and Non-opioid Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Sites. The program is designed to support the recruitment and retention of health professionals needed in underserved areas to provide SUD treatment and prevent overdose deaths.


Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens and nationals that work in approved sites in the disciplines and specialties that are listed in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $75,000 for 3 years of full-time clinical practice at an NHSC-approved service site that provides SUD treatment and is located in a Mental Health or Primary Medical Care HPSA and up to $37,500 for 3 years of half-time clinical practice

Application process
Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · 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

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