California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

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The California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) increases the number of primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, pharmacists, and mental/behavioral health providers practicing in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas.


California State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) makes awards to eligible applicants from selected medical disciplines for the maximum award amount of $50,000 for a two or four-year service commitment in a California Health Professional Shortage Area or in a Federally Qualified Health Center.  Practice sites must meet SLRP site eligibility requirements in order for the providers, working at that site, to qualify for SLRP.  The SLRP practice matches the SLRP award amount dollar for dollar.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Must be a U.S. citizen (U.S born or naturalized), possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice your profession in California, be free from judgments 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, and be employed at or have accepted employment at a SLRP approved practice site.

Eligible Geographies:

The SLRP applicants must work in a Health Professional Shortage Area or in a Federally Qualified Health Center within the state of California.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Eligible practice sites match 50% of the SLRP award.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
January 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$5,000 – $50,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal and State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The SLRP awardees receive one payment at six month mark, and their last payment at the one year mark of their two or four-year service obligation.

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


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