CPCA compiles information about grant and funding opportunities for California's community clinics and health centers.  Listings are updated on a regular basis and include information about funding from both public and private sources.  If you'd like to request a Letter of Support from CPCA for a grant application, please complete the Letter of Support Request Form.

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Interested in a new cost-effective grant tracking and reporting system? CPCA has partnered with CiviCore, a technology solutions provider dedicated to improving the use of information in nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies, and a small workgroup of CPCA members to develop GrantTracker+, a grants management tool designed by and for community health centers.

GrantTracker+ is cloud-based, has no standard implementation fee, and costs only $150 per month for CPCA members ($200 per month for non-members) regardless of the number of users or amount of data in the system!

Learn more about GrantTracker+ here. To view a demonstration of GrantTracker+, click here. An outline and timestamps for the recording can be found here. Additional information about CiviCore can be found at www.civicore.com.


Corporation for National and Community Service – Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
The Corporation for National and Community Service will fund Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific local and community needs.

Programs should focus on one of the following six areas:

  • Education - Services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for people who are economically disadvantaged, especially children, and for children with special and/or exceptional needs.
  • Healthy Futures - Meeting health needs within communities including access to care, aging in place, and childhood obesity
  • Veteran and Military Families - Impact the quality of life of veterans and improve military family strength
  • Economic Opportunity - Providing services and resources for economically disadvantaged people, including homeless individuals
  • Environmental Stewardship - Services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improved at-risk ecosystems.
  • Disaster Services - Assisting in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and/or mitigation

A total of $3 million is available for 40 awards of $75,000 for a 3-year project period, with matching funds required. Applications due April 4. Click here for more information.

AETNA Foundation – Cultivating Health Communities Grant 2017
In the past two years, the Foundation has expanded its programming beyond its past focus on physical activity, urban farms, and local food. The program as a whole aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community and will consider projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. Up to $2 million in grants through this program. Applications due by 12 p.m. PT on April 14. Click here for the RFP.

SAMHSA - Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI)
The program’s purpose is to support the development and/or expansion of community infrastructures that integrate behavioral health treatment and services for substance use, co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, permanent housing, and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness. SAMHSA expects to fund up to 24 grantees for up to $400,000 per year for up to five years. Applications due by 8:50 p.m. PT on April 25. Click here for more information.

Open Society Foundations – Communities Against Hate
This rapid-response initiative of the Open Society Foundations aims to support, protect, and empower those who are targets of hateful acts and rhetoric. The initiative is designed to bolster communities’ ability to resist the spread of hate and strengthen protections for their most vulnerable neighbors. Projects must be (1) responsive to a specific incident, threat, or risk and benefit frequently persecuted populations; and (2) timely, urgent, and concrete—the event or situation requires immediate action that is well thought out with a clear set of goals and outcomes that can be achieved within 6 months. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Up to $3 million available for grants of $15,000-$150,000 for 6-month projects. Click here for more information.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) may provide letters of support for organizations in California applying to federal grants. If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to receive a letter of support from DHCS, you can submit a request to calsorh@dhcs.ca.gov.

Note that DHCS may choose not to provide letters for certain grant opportunities. In those situations, you should include documentation in your proposal showing that you submitted a request but were unable to secure a letter.

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), which serves as California’s Primary Care Office, offers letters of support for organizations in California applying to federal grants.  If you are applying for a federal grant and would like to receive a letter of support from OSHPD, follow these guidelines:

  • Submit request via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov
  • Email subject: Provide funding opportunity number [Letter of Support, “FOA #”]
  • Email body: Provide funding opportunity title, number and application’s deadline
  • Email attachment: In a separate Word document, provide abstract information on your project.
  • At least 15 business days advanced notice is required. OSHPD suggests allowing 2-3 weeks for turnaround time.
  • Questions? Contact Elvira Chairez, Elvira.Chairez@oshpd.ca.gov, (916) 326-3635.

OSHPD also has access to and knowledge of various data points to support proposal development:

  • Census data on Medical Study Service Areas
  • Medically Underserved Area/Medically Underserved Population designations
  • National Health Service Corps provider data from HRSA Data Warehouse
  • Health Profession Shortage Area FTE
  • J-1 Visa Waiver data available through DHCS contact
  • Clinics financial/utilization
  • Health outcome measures, including preventable hospitalizations as indicators of access to community based primary and preventative care
  • Licensing Board data on certain provider supply by County
  • Health Professions Education Programs location information
  • Research briefs and literature reviews on topics that impact California's healthcare workforce

Send your specific data request via email to HCRWorkforce@oshpd.ca.gov.


If you have questions or need more information, please contact grants@cpca.org.


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2017 Annual Sponsors