The Commonwealth of Virginia (the Commonwealth) currently participates in The Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS) Grants to States for Loan Repayment. This VA-SLRP is operated by the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Health Equity (VDH-OHE) providing a non-taxed incentive to qualified medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical (pharmacists) professionals in return for a minimum of two (2) years of service at an eligible practice site in one of the federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in a qualified field of practice in Virginia. VA-SLRP requires a dollar for dollar match from the community/practice site. The maximum award for a four (4) year commitment is $140,000 and shall be for a qualifying educational loan. Prioritizing applications for VA-SLRP is done on a first come first serve basis with priority given to renewals. All approvals are based on availability of funds. The participant shall meet and fulfill all requirements listed below in order to be eligible for the VA-SLRP.
The Virginia State Loan Repayment program application cycle is January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2016; however, all funds for 2016 were expended as of 6/14/2016.
For specific details, please call (804) 864-7431 or
Currently, state funding is not available to administer this loan repayment program.