The American Rescue Plan (ARP) made $100 million available to fund state-run programs that support, recruit and retain primary care clinicians through HRSA’s State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). All 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories can apply to receive between $80,000 and $1 million annually to fund their own loan repayment programs for providers serving in underserved areas. The funding opportunity has two new flexibilities available throughout the next project period (FY 2022-2026):
- No cost-sharing requirement: States are not required to demonstrate a match for the federal funding received through the grant.
- Administrative costs: States can dedicate 10% of the SLRP award to administrative costs, to increase state capacity to administer a loan repayment program.
The deadline to apply is April 8, 2022, and Pennsylvania intends to apply. Notices of Award will be announced prior to the project start date of Sunday, May 1, 2022.