Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program

Application cycle: August 1, 2018 – October 9, 2018

Who may apply?

  • Registered or Licensed Psychologists
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Assistants
  • Postdoctoral Psychological Trainees
  • Registered or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Registered or Licensed Clinical Social Workers

An awardee may receive up to $15,000 to repay educational loans for up to a 24-month commitment practicing and providing direct patient care in a qualified facility. Qualified facilities include publicly funded or public mental health facilities, non-profit mental health facilities that contract with a county entity to provide mental health services, and/or designated mental health professions shortage areas.

Is this program different than the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program?

The Licensed Mental Health Service Provider Education Program and the Mental Health Loan Assumption Program are distinct in nature, due to their funding sources, selection criteria and guidelines. The programs are independent of each other. You will need to fill out a separate application for the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program.

Location eligibility search

Choose a program in the dropdown list. Enter an address into the search bar below to determine whether the worksite falls in a qualifying shortage area. If the worksite in question does not show as qualifying in the search bar, but is a veterans, county or state facility and/or federally qualified health center or Indian health center, it may also qualify. If this is the case, please contact a member of our program staff to verify.


This page was last updated on Monday, April 9, 2018.

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The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) is a state non-profit established in 1987.

HPEF has awarded more than 14,721 scholarships and loan repayments totaling more than $169.7 million to California health professionals serving in all 58 counties in areas of unmet need.

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