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Apply to Become a Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program-approved Facility

Eligible substance use disorder (SUD) treatment facilities can apply to become Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) approved.

What are the eligibility requirements for STAR LRP-approved facilities?

Your facility is eligible to become STAR LRP-approved if you meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Are located in a county with a three-year drug overdose death rate greater than the national average*; or
  • Have a mental health HPSA (MHPSA) designation.

*Find your county's 3-year overdose mortality rate

Use our STAR LRP County Overdose Mortality Rate spreadsheet (XLSX - 194 KB)) to find out if your facility is in a county that meets the program's criteria (>21.6 deaths per 100,000).

Note: The STAR LRP uses the three-year average from the 2017-2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) County Overdose Mortality Rate data to determine the rate for facility eligibility. The public-facing CDC data is a 5-year average.

What are the benefits of becoming STAR LRP-approved?

  • As a STAR LRP-approved facility, you can offer a loan repayment program opportunity as a recruitment and retention incentive to new and current clinical staff.
  • STAR LRP is open to a broader range of SUD treatment and recovery clinicians and paraprofessionals than other HRSA loan repayment programs.

What are the eligible facility types?

Review the STAR LRP-approved site and facility type definitions (PDF - 176 KB) for information on eligible facilities.

How to contact us

Contact your Division of Regional Operations (DRO) State leads with any questions.
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