Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Health Resources and Service Administration provides
loan repayment assistance for substance use disorder
(SUD) professionals providing direct treatment or
recovery support services in an approved facility located
in communities designated as a
Mental Health Professional Shortage Area or in
counties with an overdose death rate that is above the
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized),
U.S. National, or permanent resident
- Meet applicable education requirement and have a
current, full, permanent, unencumbered, unrestricted
health professional license, certificate or registration
in the discipline in which he/she is applying to serve
- Be employed by, or have accepted a position at, a
STAR LRP-approved facility
Additional information about eligible disciplines and
specialties is provided on the
STAR LRP fact sheet.
Priority is given to applicants employed in an approved
facility located in a county or municipality where the
mean drug overdose death rate per 100,000 people over the
past three years for which official data is available
from the State, is higher than the most recent available
national average overdose death rate per 100,000 people,
as reported by the CDC.
Amount of funding
Up to $250,000 for 6 years of full-time employment at a
STAR LRP-approved service site.
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Community health workers · Health aides and assistants · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Substance use and misuse
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