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Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) application open until 1/31/23

Posted 11 months ago by Eve C., PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNE


We are so excited to announce that the cycle for accepting new applications for the Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) will open on January 1, 2023. Applicants must submit their completed applications by January 31, 2023

DC’s Health Professional Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP) provides loan repayment up to $72,617 to eligible MD’s and DDS or DMD (general dentistry and general primary care providers) practicing in underserved areas of the District for at least two years. Other eligible providers can receive up to $39,938 for two years’ of service at an approved SOS.  Eligible participants include licensed and certified physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, advanced practice nurses, psychiatric nurse specialists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, and licensed professional counselors practicing at HPLRP-certified Service Obligation Sites (SOS).  A certified SOS must be either a nonprofit or a public entity that provides primary care, mental health and/or dental services to District residents regardless of their ability to pay and is located in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage or Medically Underserved Area within the District that corresponds to the services the entity provides.   Applicants must be already employed or have a signed employment contract with a HPLRP certified SOS at the time of application. 

The program will be issuing approximately eleven (11) two-year awards.  We will offer opportunities for primary care, dental and mental health providers with an emphasis on mental health providers who service the District’s substance use disorder patients.

Applicants can also visit our website for additional guidelines, and application packages.  

We will sponsor a presentation on how to complete an HPLRP application.  Details are as follows:

How to Apply

HPLRPA Application Technical Assistance Conference Call Fall and Spring

How to Complete an HPLRP Application

January 6, 2023, 4-5 pm

Meeting link:

Join by phone:


Access code: 2306 248 7393

The anticipated contract start date for selected applicants is May 2023.

Applications should be submitted with all documents included in one email, if submitting electronically, except for the hard copy documents required (Form D and the lender documentation).

Electronic submissions should be sent to – subject line:  FY23 HPLRP Program Application

The anticipated contract start date for selected applicants is May 2023.

We are requesting that you share this opportunity with the members/employees of your organization, as appropriate.  

Thank you for your time and attention.  



Geraldine (Ginger) Pierce

Program Coordinator, HPLRP, NHSC, Nurse Corp and the J-1 Visa Waiver Program

DC Health

Community Health Administration

Health Care Access Bureau

899 N. Capitol St., NE

Washington DC 20002