This VA-SLRP is operated by the Virginia Department of Health-Office of Health Equity (VDH-OHE) providing a non-taxed incentive to qualified medical, nursing, dental, behavioral health and pharmaceutical (pharmacists) professionals in return for a minimum of two (2) years of service at an eligible practice site in one of the federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in a qualified field of practice in Virginia.
VA-SLRP requires a dollar for dollar match from the community/Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia will now pay the full match for eligible applicants who are selected by the advisory committee.
The maximum award for a four (4) year commitment is $140,000 and shall be for a qualifying educational loan. Federal funds and matching state funds, used to support the VA-SLRP funds are exempt from federal income and employment taxes. After the application deadline, a thorough review is conducted in order of application receipt date to determine initial eligibility; an advisory committee determines final eligibility.
Priority VA-SLRP awards are made based on the HPSA scores for counties/cities/populations in Virginia and HRSA requirements as well as scoring rubric for equitable distribution. All approvals are based on availability of funds. The participant shall meet and fulfill all requirements listed below in order to be eligible for the VA-SLRP.
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