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MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program

MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program Overview

The MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program 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.

2023 MKN LRP Program Cycle

The 2023 Application Cycle will open on Monday, June 12th, 2023, and will close on Friday, June 23rd, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: eligibility criteria, application instructions, and selection process for the 2023 Cycle of the MI Kids Now Loan Repayment Program have now changed. Please review all program materials below for further information.  

FOR 2023 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 2023 Online Application System. The questionnaire, along with access to the File Transfer Area, will open at 12AM on Monday, June 12th, and will close at 11:59PM on Friday, June 23rd.

To access the digital questionnaire, please visit: 2023 Online Application System

1. Program Guidance & Application Instructions 2023

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