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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DHCS – Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Access Points program is seeking applications for grant funding to support MAT start-up activities and/or MAT enhancement efforts in at least 200 MAT Access Points throughout California, such as primary care practices, hospitals, emergency departments, narcotic treatment programs/medication units, jails, residential centers, tribal health centers, DUI providers, community or county mental health centers, maternity care or other access points. Funding can be used to purchase equipment, train staff, recruit staff, make capital improvements, and other start-up and enhancement costs. Applications due March 28. Click here for more information.

HRSA – New Access Points (NAP)
HRSA announced the availability of $50 million in New Access Points (NAP) funding for the delivery of primary health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations under the Health Center Program. HRSA expects to make approximately 75 awards in September. The purpose of the Health Center Program NAP funding opportunity is to provide operational support for new service delivery sites under the Health Center Program to improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by expanding access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services. Organizations can apply for up to $650,000 per year. Applications due in EHB by April 11 at 2:00 pm PT. Click here for more information.

HRSA – Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program (Rural Quality Program)
purpose of the Rural Quality Program is to support planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of health care services, such as a critical access hospital or a rural health clinic, serving rural residents. These activities include providing clinical health services to residents of rural areas by funding projects that coordinate, expand access, contain costs, and improve the quality of essential health care services. The program goal is to promote the development of an evidence-based quality improvement culture and to promote the delivery of cost-effective, coordinated health care services in primary care settings. A total of $6,400,000 is available for 32 awards. Applications due April 22. Click here for more information.

HRSA – Oral Health Infrastructure
HRSA announces the availability of $76 million in one-time supplemental funding for Oral Health Infrastructure to support health center infrastructure enhancements that will increase access to new or enhanced high-quality, integrated oral health services, including those provided via telehealth and virtual dentistry. This funding opportunity will support (1) o
ne-time physical infrastructure investments, such as minor alteration and renovation and/or equipment purchases and (2) organizational infrastructure investments such as training, consulting, and health information technology. Organizations currently receiving Health Center Program operational grant funding are eligible to apply for up to $300,000. Applications due in Grants.gov by April 22 at 8:59 pm PT and in EHB by May 21 at 2:00 pm PT. HRSA expects to make approximately 250 supplemental awards in September. Click here for information.

HRSA – Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Implementation (RCORP-Implementation)

HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be making approximately 75 awards of up to $1 million each to rural communities to enhance service delivery for substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder. Over the course of a 3-year period of performance, grant recipients will implement a set of core prevention, treatment, and recovery activities that align with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Five-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis. All domestic public and private entities, nonprofit and for-profit, are eligible to apply and all services must be provided in HRSA-designated rural areas. The applicant organization must be part of an established network or consortium that includes at least 3 other separately-owned entities, and at least 2 of these entities must be located in a HRSA-designated rural area. Applications due May 6. Click here for 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.

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