County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Loan Repayment Program


The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Loan Repayment Program assists with the repayment of qualified educational loans for primary care healthcare professionals who provide healthcare services at an approved site located in the 35 CMSP counties.

Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) Program Update#

We understand many of our awardees are being impacted by COVID-19.  The Healthcare Workforce Development Division (HWDD) is committed to ensuring we support our awardees during this difficult time.  If your grant is impacted by COVID-19, please notify us of any changes that may impact the terms of your grant agreement (e.g., disruption of program activities, site closures or reassignments, disruption due to illness).  We are here to support you in your work addressing the healthcare workforce needs of California.  Please keep in touch with your grant’s program manager as needed.


Application Cycles#

Application Dates #

 Opens: January 2, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

 Closes: March 4, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

CMSP Grant Guide#


Eligibility Requirements#

Provider Eligibility#

Providers must meet all requirements in this section

  • Possess a valid and unrestricted license to practice your profession in California
  • Have no existing service commitment or obligation to another entity
  • Be current on all child support payments
  • Have unpaid educational loans
  • Be employed at an eligible site (See Practice Site Eligibility section for more details).
  • Commit to providing a two-year full-time (40 hrs/week) or a two-year half-time (20 hrs/week) service obligation (See Service Commitment and Awards section for more details).

Eligible Disciplines#

  • General Dentist
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Physician Assistant
  • Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • General Internal Medicine
    • General Psychiatry
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology

Practice Site Eligibility#

Practice sites must meet all requirements in this section

  • The facility must be on the CMSP approved list. (List will be updated throughout the application cycle).

Award Amounts#

Must commit to full-time or half-time:

  • Full time Award (2-year commitment working 40 hrs/week):
    • Maximum award of up to $50,000 for a 2-year service commitment
  • Half-time Award (2-year commitment working 20 hrs/week):
    • Maximum award of up to $25,000 for a 2-year service commitment

Contact Us#

Email: CMSP LRP

Phone: (916) 326-3700