We are pleased to announce that the St. David's Foundation has awarded a "bridge" grant to the Coordinating Board, to facilitate a change in the grant funding cycle, for continued support of this program. Applications from providers interested in enrolling in the program will be accepted through December 31, 2014, the end of the bridge grant period. 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.