HRSA has extended the deadline for CHCs and other providers to apply to be eligible to recruit providers through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Nurse Corps. While the original deadline was May 25, it has now been extended through Thursday July 1. CHCs should register if they have never been approved for NHSC participation, or if their approval has expired.
As previously discussed, we strongly encourage all CHCs – regardless of how low their HPSA score is – to register to be a NHSC site because:
- Due to the additional funding provided by ARPA, all CHCs stand a good chance of getting a NHSC or Nurse Corps Loan Repayment provider later this year – even if their HPSA score is significantly lower than the typical eligibility cut-off.
- If HRSA doesn’t receive enough applications -- from both facilities (like CHCs) and individual practitioners – to expend the full amount of ARPA funding, Congress will interpret this as meaning that there’s not enough demand to justify increased funding in the long-term.