Disadvantaged Health Professions Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP)

The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) provides a financial incentive for degree-trained health professionals from disadvantaged backgrounds to serve as a faculty member in an eligible health professions school in the following disciplines: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine;
dentistry, pharmacy, respiratory therapist, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health for a minimum of 2 years.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Northwestern Memorial Hospital $ 200,000   2010-09-012012-05-31
Northern Arizona University $ 167,578   2008-07-012011-06-30
Howard University $ 55,473   2005-07-012008-06-30
University Of Tennessee $ 53,313   2005-07-012008-06-30
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The-$ 52,143   2002-07-012005-06-30
Northern Arizona University-$ 4,572   2002-07-012005-06-30
South Carolina Research Foundation-$ 1,944   2002-07-012005-06-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: FY16 Actual - 21 awards. Fiscal Year 2017: FY17 Projection - No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: FY18 Projection - No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) funds will be used to repay qualifying health professions educational loans consisting of principal and interest on loans incurred by the applicant while enrolled in a school in return for serving a minimum of least 2 years as a full-time or part-time faculty member at one of the following accredited health profession schools: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds who: (1) are U.S.

citizens (either U.S.

born or naturalized), U.S.

nationals or lawful permanent residents; (2) have a degree or certificate in one of the following health profession disciplines: allopathic, osteopathic, podiatric or veterinary medicine; dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, nursing (RN or Advanced Practice RN), physician assistants, allied health, or graduate programs in public health or behavioral and mental health; or are enrolled in an approved graduate training program in one of the health professions listed above, or are enrolled as full-time students (in the disciplines listed above) at an accredited health professions institution and are in the final course of study or program leading to a degree from that institution; (3) have a minimum 2-year employment commitment from an eligible health professions school for a full-time or part-time faculty position; (4) have a written agreement with the eligible health professions school for equivalent loan repayment; and (5) be currently repaying qualifying educational loans.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See above.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA Application and Program Guidance issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

FLRP awards are based on a selection tiering to determine the sequential order of awards made to qualified applicants. The amount of matching funds provided by the applicant's employing institution. There are three (3) match categories: (1) full matching of the HHS level of loan repayment, (2) partial matching of the HHS level of loan repayment (i.e., <100% match); or (3) no match. Awards are made starting with full match, then to partial match (from greatest percentage match to least partial match), then no match. Full-time applicants in each match category are given preference over part-time applicants. Payments are made to individuals via electronic direct deposit.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 738(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 738 [293b]), as amended by P.L. 105-392.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Notification to all applicants are made no later than September 30th of the application year.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: (1 to 100 percent) - Institutions may submit a full match (100%), partial match (1 to 99%) or request a waiver. The employing institution is required for each year of service to make payments in an amount equal to the amount of principal and interest payments made by the Secretary. These payments must be in addition to the recipient?s salary the individuals otherwise would receive. However, the Secretary may waive this requirement if it is determined that it would impose an undue financial hardship on the institution involved. A consideration for waiver will be based on required documentation submitted by the institution which must include financial statements to support hardship. Applicants receive award preference based on the funding match determined by the institution. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for 2 years during the time specified in the contract. Payments are made to individuals via electronic direct deposit. . See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awards are based on a percentage of the eligible applicant's total debt.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The employing institution must complete and send a semi-annual In-Service Verification Form verifying that the participants are providing full-time or part-time continuous service at their approved health professions school.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are not applicable.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

No data available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,190,054; FY 17 est $619,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 16 Range - $84 to $59,853; FY 16 Average: $52,812.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

All administrative and audit requirements that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Faculty Loan Repayment Program, Division of Health Careers and Financial Support, Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, , Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 594-4130.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

FLRP - The applicant will be rated on the extent to which the individual meets the intent of the program to expand disadvantaged representation in health professions faculty positions.




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