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Michigan State Loan Repayment Program Application period opens 2/1/2017

Thursday, November 17, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sara Surprenant
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The Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) assists employers in the recruitment and retention of medical, dental, and mental healthcare providers who continue to demonstrate their commitment to building long-term primary care practices in underserved communities designated as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).  MSLRP will assist those selected by providing up to $200,000 in tax-free funds to repay their educational debt over a period of up to eight years.  Participants compete for consecutive two-year MSLRP loan repayment agreements requiring them to remain employed for a minimum of 40 hours per week for no less than 45 weeks per year at eligible nonprofit practice sites providing primary healthcare services to ambulatory populations.  Providers must remain with the employers who sponsor them during their two-year agreements, and employers must continue to employ the providers they sponsor during their two-year service obligations.
 
Graduating students can apply during the February 1 – April 2017 application period once they have an employment agreement to start work no later than October 1, 2017.

 

Click here to read the MSLRP Update.

 
Details.
 
1.     New Application Period: February 1 through April 30, 2017
 
2.     Update of MSLRP Review Process
 
3.     New Provider Application, Part B Form (Start Completing Now.)
 
4.     Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Providers Priority for 2017 Application Period
 
5.     Genesee County Applicants Priority for 2017 Application Period
 
6.     Important Reminders:
 
a.     Workdays Away  Form Required for Last Two Work Verification Forms
 
b.    Participants Must Complete Service Obligations with Original Employers
 
c.     Employers Must Employ Participants Throughout Service Obligations
 
d.    Providers Also Applying to the NHSC
 
 
The MSLRP application process is very competitive.  Providers and employers serious about successfully competing for a loan repayment agreement will need to carefully read the attached MSLRP Opportunity Update, the entire MSLRP website at http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71551_2945_40012---,00.html, as it is updated for the current application period, including the Participant Information and Requirements section, as well as the instructions on all required application forms.
 
If, after reading the MSLRP Update, website, and application forms you have question about the program, please contact Ken Miller at (517) 241-9946 or Millerk3@michigan.gov

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