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- May 20, 2021, 9AM-5PM ET
- May 21, 2021, 12PM-8PM ET
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the important dates I should know about?
- The application deadline is extended to May 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
- You need to be fully licensed and employed at an NHSC-approved site by July 18, 2021
- You will be notified of award by September 30, 2021
In the application, what does “Proof of Residency” mean?
- “Proof of Residency” is for anyone who completes a residency or fellowship program, not to be confused with providing proof of residence as in utility or mortgage bill.
How can I find NHSC-approved sites, or if a site is Health Professions Shortage Area (HPSA) eligible?
- Check the Health Workforce Connector to find NHSC-approved sites: https://connector.hrsa.gov/connector/search.
- Check the following website to see if your site is HPSA eligible: https://data.hrsa.gov/tools/shortage-area/hpsa-find.
What loans are eligible? Are undergraduate loans included?
- Qualifying educational loans are government and private student loans, which includes the applicant’s undergraduate and graduate education. When you submit your loans, you will be notified which ones are eligible or not.
If the site that I am working at is applying to be NHSC-approved, can I apply to this NHSC LRP cycle? Can I still apply if my site hasn’t been approved yet?
- If you work at an FQHC or most Indian Health Service, Tribally Operated, or Urban Indian Health Care Facilities (ITUs), you can apply for one of the three open NHSC LRP applications at the same time your site is applying to be NHSC-approved.
- For all other site types the NHSC new site application review process can typically take 6 – 8 weeks. If your site is not an eligible auto-approved site, you will be eligible for the next open application cycle after your site has been approved. For more information on site types, visit https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/sites/eligibility-requirements.html.