STAR LRP Application Q&A Session

Virtual Q&A Session about STAR LRP

Top 5 Questions About STAR LRP – Answered!


Who is eligible for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)?

To be eligible for the STAR LRP (6-year) award, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident.
  • Have a current, health professional license, certificate, registration or credentials in the discipline in which you are applying to serve;
  • Be working at STAR LRP-approved facility

See a full list of eligible disciplines.


Is my site STAR LRP-approved?

A list of STAR LRP sites can be found on the Health Workforce Connector. If your site is not already STAR LRP-approved, it may be eligible if the site is located in either a:

  •  A Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), or
    • Check the mental health HPSA at your site here.
  • A county where the overdose mortality rate is higher than the national average.


Where can I find the overdose mortality rate for my county/site?

Please check out this spreadsheet to see if your county meets this requirement. 


How long does it take for a site to become STAR LRP-approved?

It typically takes about 3 days to update a site’s status if a site is an eligible entity. However, this may take additional time if information is needed from the site.


How do I apply?

Check out this series of YouTube tutorials on how to apply to STAR LRP! 


Accepting applications through July 7, 7:30 p.m. ET. Visit STAR LRP for more information.