Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) (HRSA-24-015) Top 5 FAQs

January 18, 2024

Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) (HRSA-24-015) Top 5 FAQs

Q1: Who is eligible to apply for the NFLP grant? Are individuals eligible to apply?

  1. Applicants must be domestic accredited schools of nursing with advanced nursing education programs. Individuals are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Q2: We are a current NFLP grantee and still have remaining NFLP funds. Can we apply for more funding during the 2024 application cycle?

  1. You can apply for additional funding if you anticipate needing more funds to support current or prospective student borrowers for the 2024 academic year.

Note: The NFLP is a formula-based program. NFLP funds will be distributed among applicants as formula-payment based awards according to data provided in the application.

Q3: What are some examples of nurse educator development activities that can be supported by the NFLP fund award?

  1. Examples of nurse educator development activities are (not limited to):
  • Mentorship teaching practicum
  • Teaching assistantships
  • Nurse education focused workshop
  • Nurse educator certification preparation
  • Nurse educator certification fees

Nurse educator development activities should be incorporated as part of the curriculum/courses. NFLP loan funds can be used to cover the cost of student nurse educator development activities within the course of study, as a reasonable educational expense.

Q4: Can part-time advanced nursing education students receive NFLP loan support? How is enrollment status determined?

  1. Both part-time and full-time students in advanced nursing education programs can receive NFLP loan support. The determination of part-time or full-time enrollment status is based on institutional policies; the school makes the decision about what constitutes part-time or full-time enrollment status, including semester sequence.

Q5: Can we allocate a part of the NFLP award for personnel, specifically for document processing and managing NFLP program requirements, or is it exclusively for personnel costs related to collections?

  1. NFLP funds may only be used for students’ loan support except for covering the costs of collection of loaned principals, accrued interest and/or penalty, and cost of student nurse educator development activities as reasonable expenses.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 5, 2024

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Read more about this funding opportunity HRSA-24-015