New Loan Repayment Program Expands Eligible Substance Use Disorder Disciplines, Facility Types

HRSA’s new Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program expands access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment by adding several new disciplines. These include bachelor’s-level SUD counselors, behavioral health paraprofessionals, and clinical support staff. The program also broadens the clinical best practice of a warm handoff while recognizing the effectiveness of integrated SUD treatment teams. Eligible health professionals can receive up to $250,000 in exchange for a six-year, full-time service commitment at a variety of SUD facility types. Apply by 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 22. Eligible sites may also apply to become approved for the program.