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Program Participation Eligibility Conferred by Underserved and Shortage Area Designation Category

Federal Programs

Programs that Require Underserved or Shortage Designations for Participation Federal Designation Category
Medically Underserved Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
Geographic Area (MUA) Population Group (MUP) Geographic Area Population Group Facility
National Health Service Corps Scholarship ProgramNoNoYes, can be for profitYes, can be for profitYes
National Health Service Corps Educational Loan Repayment Programs (Federally administered)NoNoYes, can be for profitYes, can be for profitYes
Illinois National Health Service Corps State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)NoNoYes, must be public or nonprofit entityYes, must be public or nonprofit entityYes, must be public or nonprofit entity
Health Professional Shortage Area Bonus Program (Medicare 10% Bonus Payment)NoNoYesNoNo
Rural Health Clinic ProgramYesNoYesYesYes
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), both grant funded and look a like sitesYesYesNoNoNo

State of Illinois Programs

Programs that Require Underserved or Shortage Designations for Participation Federal Designation Category
Medically Underserved Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
Geographic Area (MUA) Population Group (MUP) Geographic Area Population Group Facility
Underserved Physician Workforce Loan Repayment Program (UPW)NoNoYes, must be public or nonprofit entityYes, must be public or nonprofit entityYes, must be public or nonprofit entity
J 1 Visa Waiver ProgramYes (specialist only)NoYesYes, must include 51% or more of a population group in practiceYes
Podiatric Scholarship ProgramNoNoYesYesYes
Medical Student Scholarship Program (This scholarship is not available at this time.)NoNoYesYes, must include 51% or more of a population group in practiceYes
Allied Health Professionals Scholarship Program (This scholarship is not available at this time.)NoNoYesYes, must include 51% or more of a population group in practiceYes
Nursing Education Scholarship Program (NESP)NoNoNoNoNo