Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Minnesota's Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) is for primary care providers practicing in rural and urban Health Professional Shortage Areas in Minnesota.
Current cycle: The SLRP cycle is now CLOSED.
To apply:

Read the 2021 SLRP Program Information Notice for program information and application instructions. You will need to create an account in the online Grants Portal, after which you will be taken to the electronic application within the Portal.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: health.loanforgiveness@state.mn.us

Program Administrator:
Brenda Flattum, Primary Care Coordinator, 651.201.3870
Eligible Licensed Health Professionals: Primary Care Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers, Psychiatrists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Specialists, Marriage & Family Therapists
Minimum Service Obligation: 2 years
Annual Repayment Amount: The MN SLRP provides funds for repayment of qualifying educational loans of up to $20,000 annually for full–time primary care providers and up to $10,000 annually for half–time primary care providers. In return for the loan repayment award, participants must complete a two–year service obligation in nonprofit private or public sites located in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
The purpose of Minnesota's State Loan Repayment Program (MN SLRP) is to improve access to primary care by assisting underserved communities with recruitment and retention of primary care providers.
This program is administered by the Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, Minnesota Department of Health. Program eligibility requirements and benefits are established by federal law authorizing the State Loan Repayment Program (Section 388I of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by Public Law 101–597 and Public Law 111–148).

This project is supported by the State of Minnesota and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant HRSA–18–011, State Loan Repayment Program, CFDA 93.165. The program is funded fifty percent by the federal grant and fifty percent by the state appropriation. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
Approved sites are responsible for recruiting their own providers within these guidelines. The Office of Rural Health and Primary Care can provide a limited amount of technical assistance through its state–funded recruitment and retention program. For technical assistance, contact:

Benda Flattum
Minnesota Office of Rural Health and Primary Care


Updated Friday, 28-Jan-2022 21:18:20 CST