CHA News Article

OSHPD Financial Incentive Program Deadlines Are This Month

Two important application deadlines are upcoming for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development financial incentive programs. The State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP), which assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for health care professionals who provide services in federally designated California Health Professional Shortage Areas and in SLRP certified eligible sites, is accepting applications until Nov. 15. For information on how to apply or to learn about eligibility requirements, visit

The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is also accepting applications for its scholarship and loan repayment programs. The foundation awards scholarships and loan repayments to health professional students and graduates. In return, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of California for a period of one to three years depending on the program. The HPEF application is due Nov. 30. For application and eligibility information, visit