Montana State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

2021/2022 Montana SLRP application cycle is now open

 

The Montana State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is a competitive incentive program for primary care providers working at approved NHSC practice sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). A 1:1 matching program, SLRP is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and matched with State and community funds. Matching funds can also be contributed by a Providers site, for more information regarding this option please contact the Montana PCO office.

Awarded Providers can receive up to $15,000 a year with their initial 2-year service obligation for full time providers, and 4-year service obligation for part time providers with award priority going to those working full time. Providers may qualify for up to two 1-year continuations beyond their initial service obligation, contingent on the provider's remaining eligible loan debt amount, and availability of program funds at time of the continuation application submission.

Interested Providers must be:

  • A US citizen at the time their SLRP application is submitted; AND
  • Contracted to begin work or already working at SLRP approved practice site; AND
  • Providing primary care services in an outpatient ambulatory care setting; AND
  • Have completed all medical education and required training hours for licensure.

 

Eligible Provider Types:  

  • Physician (MD/DO) with the following specialty:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Geriatrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Family Medicine (Osteopathic General Practice)
  • Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with the following specialty:
    • Adult
    • Psychiatry/ mental health
    • Family
    • Geriatrics
    • Pediatrics
    • Women’s health
  • Primary Care Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Psychiatrist (MD/DO)
  • Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical or Counseling Psychologist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Dentist (DDS/DMD)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Pharmacist

 

Eligible sites must be an NHSC approved location and be:

  • Located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA); AND
  • Serving medical, dental, and/or mental and behavioral health patients; AND
  • See all patients regardless of their ability to pay; AND
  • A non-profit.

 

Please review SLRP FAQs & Educational Loan FAQs

prior to application submission

 

Required application documents will include:

  • Full 2021/2022 Candidate Application
  • Service Site Information Form completed by site administrator
  • Educational Debt Reporting Form and supporting debt documentation dated within 30 days of application submission
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of current Montana Medical License
  • Copy of Montana Driver's License
  • Current CV
  • Copy of fully executed employment Contract or offer letter

 

Complete applications will be reviewed in order of receipt, those found to be incomplete will have an opportunity to submit additional documents to complete the application by the deadline.

 

To ensure Site eligibly please review the NHSC approved site list found on HRSA.gov

Contact:

Montana Primary Care Office  Montanapco@mt.gov