NHSC Loan Repayment Program Applicants Can Receive Award Preference

As part of its efforts to recruit highly qualified providers, HRSA’s National Health Service Corps (NHSC) continues to collaborate with the Providers Clinical Support System to connect behavioral health clinicians to free medication-assisted treatment training and professional development resources. Providers can then obtain a DATA 2000 Waiver, which will increase access to evidence-based substance use disorder or opioid use disorder treatment in rural and underserved communities.

Two HRSA NHSC Loan Repayment programs – the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program (LRP) and NHSC Rural Community LRP – give award preference to program applicants who have obtained DATA 2000 waivers. These programs provide opportunities for clinicians working at NHSC-approved sites to receive up to $100,000 in loan repayment funds in exchange for three years of service. The application cycles open in early 2021.

Learn more about the NHSC-PCSS Collaboration and be ready to apply to an LRP with award preference.