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Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)

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, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 27, 2024

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 national average.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen (either U.S. born or naturalized), U.S. National, or permanent resident
  2. Meet applicable education requirement and have a current, full, permanent, unencumbered, unrestricted health professional license, certificate or registration in the discipline in which they are applying to serve
  3. 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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $250,000 for 6 years of full-time employment at a STAR LRP-approved service site.

Application process

Links to the application instructions and additional guidance are available on the program website.

Apply online using the Bureau of Health Workforce Customer Service Portal.

Application checklist

Tagged as
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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