I dont know if it has something to do with this
I got an email recently about this; btw, im currently a participant with NHSC LRP, and received the award last yr, 2017 cycle
[h=1]Update: How the Government Shutdown Impacts the NHSC[/h]
Due to the absence of either an FY 2018 appropriation or Continuing Resolution for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Government is shutdown. At this time that National Health Service Corps programs (i.e., Loan Repayment and Scholarship) will not be directly impacted by the shutdown due to funds being previously appropriated for these programs. However, if government personnel are in furlough status, day-to-day government operations may be impacted and delays in responding to your inquiries and requests may occur. We appreciate your consideration during this time.