This page will be updated with current VMLRP related news and events, and contains a timeline that lays out the process and events behind the VMLRP program.
VMLRP News and Updates
June 24, 2022: SOLICITATION OF VETERINARY SHORTAGE SITUATION NOMINATIONS FOR THE VETERINARY MEDICINE LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM
On June 22, the Federal Register published a notice titled, "Solicitation of Veterinary Shortage Situation Nominations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program." The Federal Register notice is part of the administrative process to initiate the nomination period and procedures for nominating veterinary shortage situations for fiscal years (FY) 2023-2025. No action is needed at this time. The first day to submit shortage nominations is October 3, 2022. For more information, read the full Federal Register notice.
July 22, 2022: NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXTEND AND REVISE A CURRENTLY APPROVED INFORMATION COLLECTION
The Federal Register published a notice titled, "Notice of Intent to Extend and Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection.” In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's intention to request an extension and revision of collection titled, “Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program.” This includes application and shortage nomination forms, as well as program related surveys. Written comments on this notice must be received by September 19, to be considered. For more information, read the full Federal Register notice.
Dates listed below are subject to change in relation to unforeseen circumstances or administrative changes.
|Tasks||FY 2022||FY 2023||FY 2024|
|Shortage Nomination Webinar||September 22, 2021||September 15, 2022||TBD 2023|
|Shortage Nomination Cycle Opens||October 4, 2021||October 3, 2022||October 2, 2023|
|Shortage Nomination Cycle Closed||November 8, 2021||November 14, 2022||November 13, 2023|
|Shortage Situation Areas Posted||January 4, 2022||February 2023||February 2024|
|Application Period Opens||March 15, 2022||February 2023||February 2024|
|Applicant Webinar||March 2022||TBD 2023||TBD 2024|
|Application Period Closes||April 15, 2022||April 2023||April 2024|
|VMLRP Awards Offered||September 30, 2022||September 30, 2023||September 30, 2024|