Montana State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Montana State Loan Repayment Program application cycle for 2023-2024 is now closed.


The Montana State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is an incentive program for primary care providers working at approved NHSC and Montana SLRP practice sites in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).  SLRP is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and matched with State and community funds.

Awarded Providers may receive up to $37,500 a year with their initial 2-year service obligation for full-time Providers; and 50% of eligible debt, up to $37,500 for part-time Providers. 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. Sites willing to contribute to a provider's award should indicate their interest and estimated funding via the Site Attestation page.

Interested Providers must be:

  • A US citizen at the time their SLRP application is submitted; AND
  • Working at a SLRP approved practice site or contracted to begin working within 60 days; AND
  • Providing primary care services in an outpatient ambulatory care setting; AND
  • Have completed all medical education and required training hours; AND
  • Hold an unrestricted license to practice in the State of Montana.


Eligible Provider Types:  

  • Physician- MD or DO:
    • Family Medicine
    • General Pediatrics
    • General Internal Medicine
    • Gerontology
    • General Psychiatry
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Primary Care Physician Assistant or Primary Care Nurse Practitioner:
    • Psychiatry/ Mental Health
    • Family Medicine
    • Gerontology
    • Pediatrics
    • Women’s Health
  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified Nurse-Midwife
  • Dentist- D.D.S. or D.M.D.
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Licensed Mental Health or Behavioral Health Professions:
    • Clinical Social Workers
    • Professional Counselors
    • Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (master's or doctoral)
  • Pharmacist


Eligible sites must be:

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

Please review SLRP FAQs & Educational Loan FAQs  prior to application submission.

Required application documents will include:

  • Full 2023/2024 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 their application.

2023/2024 State Loan Repayment Program Provider Application

2023/2024 State Loan Repayment Provider Continuation Application

2023/2024 Montana Loan Repayment Program Site Eligibility Application


For program questions please contact:

Montana Primary Care Office (406) 444-3934 or