Application Cycle Open
Apply Now to the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) through July 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET.
- Read the STAR LRP Application and Program Guidance (APG) (PDF - 501 KB) for details on how to apply.
- Use our helpful Application Checklist (PDF - 201 KB) to help you complete your application.
- Check out our employment verification FAQs to assist you with this important step in the application process.
- Is your facility interested in becoming a STAR LRP-approved site? Check your eligibility.
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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, a registered SUD professional; and
- A full-time employee at a STAR LRP-approved facility.
Is my discipline eligible?
Review our list of eligible disciplines to see if you qualify. You must be working in a full-time SUD job.
- Physician - Allopathic (MD) or Osteopathic (DO)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
- Pharmacists (PHARM)
- Health Service Psychologist (HSP)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Licensed or certified master’s level social workers
- 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
How do I apply?
To apply, do these two things:
- Read the Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery LRP (STAR LRP) Application and Program Guidance (APG) (PDF - 501 KB).
- Submit your application through the Customer Service Portal.
Verify your employment
- You will be required to verify your employment at a STAR LRP-approved facility to complete your application.
- Review our STAR LRP Frequently Asked Questions page to assist you with this process.
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 death 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:
- 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.
New to STAR LRP Service?
Watch the webinar recording: STAR LRP - Welcome to Service. It provides a helpful overview of your service requirements and addresses many FAQs about the program, including:
- Primary requirements of the STAR LRP service contract
- How to receive credit for service and report vacations or sick leave
- Additional resources to help you complete your term of service successfully
How to contact us
Call: 1-800-221-9393 | TTY: 1-877-897-9910
M - F | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays)
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