Loan Repayment - Federal State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)- Currently accepting applications.  We accept, review and award by eligibility and application date while federal funds are available.

The purpose of this program is to form a partnership between the federal government (HRSA) and the North Dakota Department of Health to aid in the placement of healthcare professionals in areas of greatest need at public and nonprofit private sites.

Who's Eligible:

Physicians:  Allopathic Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine in the following specialties: Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Geriatrics, and Psychiatry

Dentistry: General and Pediatric Dentists and Registered Dental Hygienists

Advanced Practice Clinicians: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (specializing in adult, family, pediatrics, psychiatry/mental health, geriatrics, or women's health), Psychiatric Nurse Specialists, and Certified Nurse Midwives

Mental/Behavioral Health: Health Service Psychologists (Clinical and Counseling), Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists

Nursing: Registered Nurses

Pharmacy: Registered Pharmacists

Provider Selection includes the following criteria:

  • Must be U.S. citizen
  • Must not have outstanding contractual obligations unless completed before the SLRP contract has been signed (this includes recruitment bonuses).
  • Must not have a judgement lien against their property.
  • Must not be excluded, debarred, suspended or disqualified or have debts written off as uncollectible.
  • Must not have breached a prior service obligation or have not had any service or payment obligation waived.
  • Graduated from an accredited training program in the U.S., its possessions, territories or Canada.
  • Approved/licensed by discipline specific licensing boards.
  • Achievement of matching funds.
  • Accept Medicare and Medicaid assignment.
  • Agree to practice two years in selected area.


  • Applicants may receive up to $50,000/year for two years of service and requires a 1:1 match from the sponsoring organization or community.

The program is administered by the North Dakota Department of Health.

Service Commitment:

Applicant must practice two years at one of the following sites (only public and nonprofit private sites are eligible) :

  • Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Rural Health Clinics
  • State/County Mental Health Hospitals
  • Community Outpatient Facility
  • State/County Health Department Clinic
  • Indian Health Service Clinic
  • Urban Indian Health Clinic
  • State or Federal Correctional Facilities
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement Health Clinic
  • FQHC Look-A-Likes
  • Critical Access Hospital
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Community Mental Health Facility
  • Free Clinic School-based Health Clinic
  • Tribal Health Clinic
  • Solo or Group Private Practices
  • Mobile Units

 Application deadline:

SLRP applications are accepted in date order year round with awards issued based on qualifying criteria and availability of funds.


Federal/State Loan Repayment Program:

Application Form

Community Memoranda of Understanding Form

Provider-Clinic Verification Form

SLRP Continuation Applications are presented in November, February, April or May, to the State Health Council meeting depending on loan amount and the original contract dates. Use the forms below.

SLRP Continuation Policy and Procedure Manual

SLRP Continuation

SLRP Continuation MOU

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Please contact Bobbie Will for additional information and submission of completed applications:
Bobbie Will, Director
North Dakota Primary Care Office
Office of Public Health Systems and Performance
600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
office: 701-328-4908 or fax: 701-328-4727