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Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) Site Activation
Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2023
Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)
Offers assistance with recruiting and retaining qualified substance use disorder (SUD) professionals who provide direct treatment or recovery support at facilities located in Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or in counties with a drug overdose death rate that is higher than the national average. New and current clinical staff working in eligible disciplines at a STAR LRP-approved facility are eligible to receive loan repayment assistance through the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP). STAR LRP is open to a wider range of SUD clinicians and paraprofessionals compared to other Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) loan repayment programs.
A complete list of eligible SUD professions can be found in the STAR LRP fact sheet.
Amount of Funding
Approved STAR LRP facilities receive assistance with recruiting and retaining SUD clinicians and paraprofessionals. Assistance is provided at no cost.
Who Can Apply
A practice site must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible:
- Be located in a county with a 3 year overdose mortality rate greater than the national average, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Have a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) designation
National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites that meet the above criteria will be automatically approved as a STAR LRP facility.
A complete listing of eligible facility types is available on the program website. Applicants can use the STAR LRP County Overdose Mortality Rate spreadsheet to determine if they are located in a county with a 3 year overdose rate that is above the national average.
What This Program Funds
Topics This Program Addresses
Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Opioids • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment