About the Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program
PLEASE NOTE: The Advanced practice healthcare loan repayment Program (APHLRP) will not have an application cycle for 2021-2022. Current APHLRP recipients may use this page as a resource.
Those awarded the Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment may receive *up to $25,000. If awarded, recipients agree to continue practicing full time, direct patient care at a qualified facility in California for up to a twenty four (24) month service obligation. Applicants can be awarded up to three (3) times.
Qualified facilities include those designated by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) or California’s Shortage Designation Program, a liaison to the federal Shortage Designation Branch (SDB) of Health Resources and Services Administration as Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC), Health Professional Shortage Area- Dental (HPSA-D), and Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA). In addition to the Federal and CA state designations, any State, County, Veteran, or Correctional Facility qualifies as well as Native Indian Health Centers and Federally Qualified Health Centers.
The Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program is funded by donations and grants. Some professions may not be eligible for an award based on available funding. We encourage all individuals to apply.
Who May Apply?
To be eligible for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Loan Repayment Program, the applicant must be currently licensed and practicing in one of the following professions:
- Certified Nurse Midwives
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Dentist • see dental location eligibility
- Nurse Practitioners
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Physician Assistants
- Speech Therapists
In addition, the applicant must:
- Be providing direct patient care 32+ hours or more a week
- Be working in a qualified facility
- Be in good standing with respective Board or Committee
- Have outstanding educational debt from a commercial or U.S. governmental lending institution
- Be free from any other service obligation, including other HPEF programs
- Be willing to continue working in a medically underserved area for up to twenty four (24) months
- Complete and submit your application through the HCAI Funding Portal by the application deadline
Dental Professions Map
Enter an address in the map search bar to determine whether a worksite falls in a Medically Underserved Area (MUA), Medically Underserved Population (MUP), Primary Care Shortage Area (PCSA) or Health Professional Shortage Area- Primary Care (HPSA-PC). If the worksite falls in a shaded area, it qualifies for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship, Loan Repayment, and allied programs. Other types of qualifying facilities not shown on this map include: County Facilities, Veterans Facilities, Correctional Facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Native Indian Health Centers. If your worksite does not fall in a shaded area, but may qualify through another designation, please contact a member of our program staff.