Minnesota Urban Mental Health Professional Loan Forgiveness Guidelines
Application materials: Download the 2019 Urban Mental Health Professional Application.
The Minnesota Health Care Loan Forgiveness program cycle will open November 1 and close on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm CST.
The program is offered to licensed mental health professionals as defined in Minnesota statute, 245.462, subdivision 18, which includes Psychiatric Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Independent Clinic Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. A prospective participant must submit an application to the ORHPC during the open application cycle.
Selected participants shall provide direct patient care hours/client–centered services. Hours cannot be fulfilled meeting with providers, process improvement, policy development, supervising, or administering programs.
Participants must begin their service obligation under this program no later than March 31 following completion of their licensure or residency. Participants must complete their licensure as originally stated in their application.
Participants are eligible to participate for up to four years in the program as a mental health professional in an underserved urban community. ORHPC will make an annual payment to the participant in the amount of up to (1) $12,000, not to exceed $48,000 for Psychologists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and (2) $7,000, not to exceed $28,000 for Independent Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors for the maximum four-year period or the balance of the designated loan(s), whichever is less subject to the availability of funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature for the loan forgiveness program.