The purpose of the St. David's Foundation Public Health Corps Loan Repayment Program is to recruit and retain qualified primary care and behavioral health providers at eligible sites located in the five-county area served by the Foundation. For providers who are selected for enrollment into the program, loan repayment funds will be reserved for annual disbursement at the end of each of the four years of service, contingent upon continued annual grant funding. We will mail the appropriate documents to participants toward the end of each year of service, for the employer's verification of service and for the lender's verification of loan information.
We are pleased to announce that the St. David's Foundation has awarded a $2,462,468 grant to the Coordinating Board for continued support of this program during the new grant cycle beginning January 1, 2016. Applications from providers interested in enrolling in the program during the current grant cycle will be accepted through December 31, 2016. To download and print the application, click on SDF Application for Enrollment. We will contact providers as soon as possible regarding the disposition of their applications.
|APPROVED PHYSICIAN SPECIALTIES||OTHER APPROVED PROVIDERS|
|Family Practice/Family Medicine||General Dentists|
|Internal Medicine||Pediatric Dentists|
|Pediatrics||Primary Care Physician Assistants|
|OB/GYN||Behavioral Health Physician Assistants|
|Geriatrics||Primary care Nurse Practitioners|
|Psychiatry||Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioners|
PROVIDER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
|ELIGIBLE PRACTICE SITES|
All clinical sites must be either tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (e.g. primary care clinic, FQHC), a local mental health authority, or a governmental/public health facility (e.g. outpatient clinic, state psychiatric hospital). Sites must be located in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson County and have a primary focus on serving the underserved, including Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and other low-income under-insured or uninsured populations. All sites that are eligible to participate in National Health Service Corps (NHSC) programs must have submitted an NHSC site application and be approved for participation in that program. The following are listed in order of priority:
1) St. David's Foundation-funded grant partner sites that are not Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
2) St. David's Foundation-funded grant partner sites that are FQHCs
3) FQHCs and other nonprofit primary care and/or behavioral health sites that are not St. David's Foundation grant partners
For a list of employers that are known to have eligible clinics, click on Eligible Clinical Sites.
Currently applications are being accepted on a first-come-first served basis. The first year of service begins on the first day of the month during which the application is received. The loan repayment award will be disbursed upon completion of the service period (twelve consecutive months).
|MAXIMUM ANNUAL AWARD AMOUNTS|
If the loan balance is less than the applicable maximum annual award amount (as indicated below) times 4, then the annual amounts will be prorated to retire the balance over a period of four years (contingent upon continued annual grant funding). Awards based on part-time service (for a minimum of 20 hours per week) will be prorated.
Note: Based on guidance received from the IRS, loan repayment awards through this program will not be reported to the IRS by the THECB.
|PRIORITIES AND PREFERENCES|
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds available funding, priority will be given to physicians and dentists.
Preference will be given for:
|LOANS ELIGIBLE FOR REPAYMENT|
To be eligible for repayment, an education loan must:
This project is supported in whole by a grant from the St. David's Foundation. For more information, go to www.stdavidsfoundation.org.