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Faculty Loan Repayment Program Now Open!

May 25, 2016

Application cycle is open

The 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on June 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Read the 2016 Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 374 KB) carefully before you start your 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program application.

Technical Assistance

Participate in the Faculty Loan Repayment Program Technical Assistance Conference Call:
Date/Time: June 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Dial-in: 1-888-982-4610
Passcode: 2741206

About the program

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment to individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career as a faculty member in a health professions school. Program applicants must be from a disadvantaged background, have an eligible health professions degree or certificate, and have an employment commitment as a faculty member at an approved health professions institution for a minimum of two-years.


Program participants receive funds (up to $40,000 for two-years of service) to repay the outstanding principal and interest of qualifying educational loans. The qualifying educational loans must be obtained prior to the application deadline of June 30, 2016.

Funding Preferences

To obtain funding preference an applicant must:

  • Be employed full-time or part-time at an eligible health professions school
  • Submit a written agreement that the school will match the award payment from the Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Apply Now

Video: 2016 Faculty Loan Repayment Program

Learn More
Application and Program Guidance (PDF – 374 KB)
Faculty Loan Repayment Fact Sheet (PDF – 240 KB)

(TTY: 1-877-897-9910)
Weekdays (except Federal holidays), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET

2016 NHSC New Site Application Cycle is Now Open!

April 12, 2016

View the HRSA bulletin.

CMS Region 7 Updates

March 11, 2016

View the 3.11.16 updates.

Funding Opportunity Announcement

March 8, 2016

HRSA Funding Opportunity Announcement

Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program (HRSA-16-036)
Apply By: Thu, 5 May 2016

Life Course Research Network (HRSA-16-033)
Apply By: Tue, 17 May 2016

Rural Health Funding Opportunity

March 4, 2016

View the funding opportunity.

BPHC Primary Health Care Digest – March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016

Outreach and Enrollment

  • New Special Enrollment Confirmation Process – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced another step that will “help enhance program integrity and contribute to a stable rate environment and affordability for consumers: a Special Enrollment Confirmation Process in the 38 states using the platform.”  For consumers who qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) due to change in health coverage status or other “qualifying life changing” events, documentation to verify eligibility to use an SEP is now required.

    Read more about the SEP Process.

  • Annual Survey of Health Insurance Marketplace Assister Programs and Brokers – The 2015 Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Health Insurance Marketplace Assister Programs and Brokers provided an overview of how assisters and brokers helped consumers enroll in health insurance coverage through in-person assistance. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently provided information to all Assister Programs and Brokers to participate in the 2016 annual survey.

    To participate in the 2016 Kaiser Family Foundation Survey, contact Karen Pollitz at or at 202-654-1307.


Rural Health Learning Collaborative Recording and Funding Opportunity Information

March 3, 2016

The group additionally would like to provide you with information on a current funding opportunity that may be of interested:

The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (“Center”) has just launched a new mini-grant program that builds on its work to date. The Center will select up to five public health agencies, or their designated agents, that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve some aspects of a cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangement. Eligible CJS arrangements must include a minimum of three jurisdictions of any size, or, two jurisdictions if the combined population is 50,000 or greater.

Applications in this first round will be considered on a rolling basis, starting on February 15 and until June 10, 2016, or until all five grants are awarded, whichever comes first. The amount of each award will be up to $10,000 for a project period of up to six months. Selected teams are expected to work with Center staff, who will provide technical assistance during the implementation of the projects, and to be available to share the results and lessons learned from their projects with appropriate audiences. Priority for funding will be given to proposals that address specific areas of learning described in the Call for Proposals (CFP). Funding for this initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) will be the Center’s administrative partner for this effort.

We thank you again for your continued support of the Rural Health Learning Collaborative.