Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment Program

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Closed (124 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Loan
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The purpose of this program is to increase the number of appropriately trained Licensed Vocational Nurses to provide direct patient care in medically underserved communities in California. 


Those awarded the Licensed Vocational Nurse Loan Repayment may receive up to $6,000. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for a twelve (12) month service obligation.  Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Individual

Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week Be working in a qualified facility Be in good standing with California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution Be free from any other service obligation Be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for twelve (12) months

Eligible Geographies:

Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA), or Registered Nurse Shortage Area (RNSA).In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers qualify as well.  State, County, and Correctional Facilities may qualify as well as long as in a qualified Shortage Designation.

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.
April 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1 year

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.
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.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Program is funded through a $5 surcharge for the renewal of VN licenses in California.

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).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Funds are disbursed annually after awardee completes their service obligation.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Health Professions Education Foundation, 1-916-326-3640,