Why should I apply?
We offer up to $250,000 in loan repayment.
What do you expect from me in return?
If you receive an award, you must work full-time for six years in a STAR LRP-approved facility.
Am I eligible?
Review our STAR LRP requirements.
You must be:
- A United States citizen, national, or permanent resident;
- Fully licensed, credentialed in an eligible discipline or a registered SUD professional; and
- A full-time employee at a STAR LRP-approved facility.
You must be working in a full-time SUD job.
- Physician - Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO)
- Addiction Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Internal Medicine
- General Pediatrics
- Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Registered Nurse (RN)
- Women’s Health
- Mental Health & Psychiatry
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
- Pharmacists (PHARM)
- Health Service Psychologist (HSP)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Psychiatric Nurse Specialist (PNS)
- Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors
- Psychology Doctoral Interns
Clinical Support Staff
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Licensed Occupational Therapists
- Medical Assistants
Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals
- Community Health Workers
- Peer Recovery Specialists
- Case Managers
- Health Navigators
Approved STAR LRP service facilities include:
- Community health centers (CHCs)
- Certified community mental health centers (CMHSs)
- Community outpatient sites
- Crisis stabilization units
- Critical access hospital (CAH)
- Detoxification facilities
- Emergency department
- Faith-based settings
- Federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs)
- FQHC Look-alikes
- Free clinics
- Health system-affiliated inpatient treatment center
- Indian health service (IHS) hospitals
- Indian health service, tribal or urban Indian health clinic (ITU)
- Inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation
- Inpatient psychiatric facilities
- Local community jails and detention centers
- Migrant health center
- Mobile units
- Office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) facility
- Opioid treatment program (OTP)
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Prevention coalition/agency
- Private practice
- Recovery center
- Rural health clinic (RHC)
- School-based clinics
- State or federal correctional sites
- State or local public health or human services department
- Veterans administration facilities
- Youth detention center or program
Review the STAR LRP-approved site and facility type definitions (PDF - 176 KB) for more detailed information.
Do you want us to approve your facility? Sign up for STAR LRP facility email updates.
How do I apply?
- Confirm that the application cycle is open.
- Read the STAR LRP Application and Program Guidance (APG).
- Apply via the Customer Service Portal.
How can I receive funding priority?
We have two-tiers for award funding priority. First, you must be an eligible clinician.
You work at a STAR LRP-approved facility. The facility is in a county where the drug overdose rate for the past three years is higher than the most recent national average.
You work at STAR LRP-approved facility. That facility is in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA).
Which factors do you use to rank me?
We rank you in your respective tiers using these factors:
- Outstanding debt-to-income ratio
- Employment start date
Why is the STAR LRP important?
There’s a need for SUD treatment health care workers across the U.S.
The STAR LRP:
- supports treatment teams;
- complements other SUD loan repayment programs;
- expands the eligible pool of disciplines and treatment facilities.
Review the STAR LRP Fact Sheet (PDF - 217 KB)
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