NOTICE: SLRP Applications are continuously accepted. Awards will be issued in August and December 2017
The purpose of the Delaware State Loan Repayment (SLRP) program is to create healthier communities by recruiting and maintaining highly qualified Primary Care, Dental, and Mental Health Care professionals in identified Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and make their services available to Delawareans--notably to underserved populations. Delaware reports an overall good supply of providers relative to the United States (U.S.) average; however, there are unique geographic challenges with access, specifically with health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) designated for primary care, dental, and mental health. To confirm if your practice is in a HPSA area, please visit the HRSA Data Warehouse
Since 2001, the Delaware Health Care Commission (HCC) has been the recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) SLRP federal grant. Delaware is making significant advances in the expansion efforts of the program and know that a high quality workforce is at the core of delivery system transformation. As such, SLRP is of critical importance to address the transformation of Delaware's health system by addressing categorical health professional shortages in more acute areas of practice.