This page contains a timeline that lays out the process and events behind the VMLRP program.
MARCH 1, 2023: TWO LIVE VMLRP FAQ EVENTS ON THE REQUST FOR APPLICATIONS
NIFA staff will hold a Live FAQ on March 16 and March 28 to discuss the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Request for Applications. NIFA anticipates that approximately $10 million in funding will be available in Fiscal Year 2023 to help mitigate food animal veterinary service shortages in the United States. VMLRP helps qualified veterinarians offset a significant portion of the debt incurred in pursuit of their veterinary medical degrees in return for their service in certain high-priority veterinary shortage areas.
Register for the live VMLRP FAQ event on March 16
Register for the live VMLRP FAQ event on March 28
Dates listed below are subject to change in relation to unforeseen circumstances or administrative changes.
|Tasks||FY 2023||FY 2024||FY 2025|
|Shortage Nomination Webinar||September 15, 2022||September 2023||September 2024|
|Shortage Nomination Cycle Opens||October 3, 2022||October 2, 2023||October 2024|
|Shortage Nomination Cycle Closed||November 14, 2022||November 13, 2023||November 2024|
|Shortage Situation Areas Posted||February 1, 2023||February 2024||February 2025|
|Application Period Opens||March 1, 2023||February 2024||February 2025|
|Live FAQ Webinar #1||March 16, 2023||March 2024||March 2025|
|Live FAQ Webinar #2||March 28, 2023||March 2024||March 2025|
|Letter of Intent Deadline||April 3, 2023||April 2024||April 2025|
|Application Period Closes||April 17, 2023||April 2024||April 2025|
|VMLRP Awards Offered||September 30, 2023||September 30, 2024||September 30, 2025|
|VMLRP Service Agreement Begins||January 1, 2024||January 1, 2025||January 1, 2026|