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Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) Site Activation



Application Deadline: Jun 27, 2024


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.

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other relevant information can be found on the program website. Submit an application through the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) portal.

Applicant webinar recording


For questions:
TTY at 877-897-9910
Online contact form
Bureau of Health Workforce Customer Service Portal

Topics This Program Addresses

Healthcare Facilities • Healthcare Workforce • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) • Mental Health • Opioids • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment