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Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP)

Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP) Overview

The MDHHS Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program (BHLRP), previously known as the MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program (MKN LRP), is a medical education debt repayment program focused on incentivizing behavioral health care providers to practice in underserved areas in Michigan. Eligible providers will receive student loan repayment for providing mental health services in eligible nonprofit, outpatient practice sites, or public school-based systems. The program has a two-year service obligation.

2024 BHLRP Program Cycle

The 2024 [FY25] Application Cycle will open on Monday, April 29th, 2024, and will close on Friday, May 24th, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: Eligibility criteria, application instructions, and selection process for the 2024 Cycle of the Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program have now changed. Please review all program materials below for further information.

FOR 2024 APPLICANTS: In addition to submission of application materials through the State of Michigan’s (SOM) File Transfer Area System, applicants must complete a digital questionnaire through our 2024 Online Application System. The questionnaire, along with access to the File Transfer Area, will open at 12AM EST on Monday, April 29th, 2024, and will close at 11:59PM EST on Friday, May 24th, 2024.

To access the digital questionnaire, please visit: 2024 Online Application System

 

1. Program Guidance & Application Instructions 2024

2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

3. File Transfer Area Instructions

4. Provider Application Part A

5. Provider Application Part B

6. Provider Practice Site Application

7. Michigan Demographics by County

 

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For questions or additional information, please contact Reanna Kathawa at MDHHS-Behavioral-Health-LRP@michigan.gov.