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Florida Reimbursement Assistance for Medical Education Program (FRAME)

Frame Program

  •  850-841-8540

    Mailing Location

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin A-05 

    Tallahassee, FL 32311

FRAME LogoThe 2024 FRAME application cycle is closed. Big changes are coming for the 2024-25 award year. Please check back here for updates

Visit the FRAMEworks portal for more information.

The Florida Reimbursement Assistance for Medical Education (FRAME) program aims to promote the practice of qualified medical professionals in underserved areas of the state. The FRAME program offers annual payments to offset loans and educational expenses incurred during the pursuit of medical, dental, mental health, or nursing degrees and licensure.

New for 2024-25

On March 21, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis signed components of the 2024 ‘Live Healthy’ legislation package, which bolsters Florida’s health care workforce, broadens access to quality health care, and fosters innovation in the industry. This package included SB 7016, which creates and expands training programs that will help to develop and retain Florida’s health care workforce in order to meet the needs of our growing state.

Specific to the FRAME programs, this legislation expands eligibility for the programs, establishes limits for program participation and awards, and sets forth new volunteer service requirements for program participation.

  • Mental health professionals, including licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed psychologists are eligible to participate in the FRAME program.
  • Autonomous Practice Advanced Practice Registered Nurses practicing in a health professional shortage area (HPSA) with a score of less than 18 are eligible to participate.
  • Dental Hygienists are eligible to participate in the FRAMEdental program.
  • The eligible practice settings for the FRAMEdental program have been expanded to include private practice settings.
  • The total program funding available for award has significantly increased.
  • All applicants must provide 25 Hours of volunteer primary care services in a free clinic or through another volunteer program operated by the state to be eligible for an award.
We highly encourage all applicants to use the volunteer  service form provided on the FRAMEworks portal for documenting the required volunteer service hours. 

Award Amounts

PhysiciansAP APRNsPAs and RNsLPNs and RNsMental HealthDentistsDental Hygienists
Percent of Loan Principal








Years of Eligibility







Max Award (Total All Years)








Application Process

Applications will be accepted starting February 1 through March 31, of each calendar year. Mail-in applications will not be accepted.

Please visit the FRAMEworks portal at to begin your application.


Eligible Practitioners

  • Physicians with primary care specialties, including psychiatrists
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) with primary care specialties
  • APRNs registered to engage in autonomous practice under section 464.0123, Florida Statutes (AP APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed psychologists
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists

All applicants must hold a clear/active Florida license throughout the entire cycle from application submission to receipt of awards if selected.

Visit the FRAMEworks portal for more information.