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California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Grants to California Individuals Working in
the Healthcare Field for Financial Assistance

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State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)

Deadline Date:

09/15/20 3:00 PM


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Grants to California individuals working in the healthcare field for financial assistance. All new applicants must register to the grant portal prior to applying. Health care workers must work at an approved practice site. Funding is intended to increase the availability of primary healthcare services in health professional shortage areas.

OSHPD works to increase and diversify California’s healthcare workforce through the Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD). The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) provides loan repayment assistance to healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). 

Site Eligibility Requirements

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 127940 (d), the SLRP Practice Sites List includes all Federally Qualified Health Centers. To host SLRP providers, a practice site must:

  • Be located in a federally designated HPSA.
  • Be a public or private not-for-profit out-patient facility.
  • Match the SLRP award, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, in addition to the provider’s salary.
  • Pay the provider a prevailing wage.
  • Provide services on a free or reduced fee schedule basis to individuals at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. 

Qualifying Educational Loans

  • Qualified Lender: Qualifying commercial lending institutions are those subject to examination and supervision by an agency of the United States, or by the state in which the institutions have their place of business.
  • Loans (government and commercial) obtained from a qualifying lender for undergraduate and graduate health profession degrees. 

Funding Priorities

OSHPD applies the following funding priorities to all eligible and qualified applicants:

  1. Previous SLRP recipients who completed their service obligations and continue to have eligible student loans.
  2. New SLRP applicants.
  3. Distribution of awards across California and disciplines.

For Eligible Disciplines and Specialties, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191383

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Obligation Year - Full-Time Status - Half-Time Status
Initial Obligation - $50,000 - $50,000
Extension Year 1 - $20,000 - $10,000
Extension Year 2 - $20,000 - $10,000
Extension Year 3 and beyond $10,000 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Applicant must commit to providing a 2-year full-time (40 hours per week) or a 4-year half-time (20 hours per week) service obligation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a SLRP award, each applicant must:
-Be a United States citizen or national (U.S. born or naturalized).
-Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice your profession in California.
-Be free from judgements arising from federal debt.
-Not have any other existing service obligations with other entities.
-Not be in breach of any other health professional service obligation.
-Be current on any child support payments.
-Be employed at or have accepted employment at a SLRP approved Practice Site.

The following types of debt are not eligible for loan repayment under SLRP:
-Interest incurred on educational debt
-Loans in default
-Loans repaid in full
-The applicant must have obtained the eligible education loans in their own name. Eligible educational loans consolidated with loans owed by any other person, such as a spouse, are ineligible for repayment. --For loans to remain eligible, applicant/participants must keep their eligible educational loans separate from other debts.

Pre-Application Information:

-Application Available (New and Extension): July 15, 2020 3:00 p.m.
-Application Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020 3:00 p.m.
-Proposed Grant Agreement Start Date: March 1, 2021 N/A

All new site administrators must register in the eApp. To register, email to request an invitation code. OSHPD staff will verify the request and email an invitation code.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


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