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 .



COVID-19 GRANT & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 


Small Business Administration Coronavirus Relief Programs
Relief funding programs from the federal agency include the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, Express Bridge Loans, and Debt Relief. These opportunities are ongoing. For more information, click here


FEMAs Public Assistance Program

Eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials' may be reimbursed under Category B of the FEMA Public Assistance program. Health centers can apply through the Cal OES Recovery Section who act as the grantee for FEMA's Public Assistance program. Learn more and apply here


CA State Private Nonprofit Organizations Assistance Program

This Program allows eligible applications to receive state assistance for extraordinary costs incurred while providing assistance at the request of local agencies during a state disaster event. CalOES was designated as the grantor for this program. Learn more and apply here


USAC Rural Health Care Program

Grants to USA nonprofit healthcare providers to improve and upgrade communications technology. Funding is intended to support health service providers and improve their ability to offer quality medical care through increased connectivity. The program provides reduced rates to rural health care providers (HCPs) for telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Eligible services are discounted at the difference in cost between urban and rural areas in each state. Learn More and apply here.


Vaccine Access Fund

In partnership with Uber, PayPal and Walgreens, LISC has created the Vaccine Access Fund to support free Uber rides to and from COVID-19 vaccine sites for people in communities hard hit by the pandemic. Recognizing that transportation is a significant barrier to vaccine access for some, LISC is working with organizations in cities all over the country to connect people in need with rides, with a particular focus on supporting vaccine access for Black and Latinx adults and low-income individuals. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021, with an extension to December 31, 2021 as needed. Learn more here and apply here


REGIONAL COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE GRANT & OPPORTUNITIES

CPCA is sharing this list of the most up-to-date comprehensive regional funding opportunities that may help your health center navigate these unprecedented times.This list is for your convenience and information only, please contact the foundations directly for further details. For more information, click here


GENERAL GRANT & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES


Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce
The purpose of this program is to provide support to entities providing health care, health care providers associations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), taking into consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, to establish, enhance, or expand evidence informed or evidenced-based programs or protocols to promote resilience, mental health, and wellness among their providers, other personnel, and members, collectively known as the “Health Workforce.” The deadline to apply is August 30, 2021. For more information click here.

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program
The purpose of this program is to plan, develop, operate or participate in health professions and nursing training activities using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies, to reduce and address burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance use disorders and promote resiliency among health care students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers, and employers of such individuals, collectively known as the “Health Workforce,” in rural and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2021. For more information click here.

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Technical Assistance Center
The purpose of this program is to provide tailored training and technical assistance (TA) to Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) health workforce resiliency grant recipients to establish, enhance and expand the capacity and infrastructure to rapidly deploy evidence-informed or evidence-based innovative strategies that promote mental and behavioral health, prevent suicide, as well as reduce burnout and substance use among providers, health care professionals, health care students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers and employers of such individuals, collectively known as the “Health Workforce” for the purpose of this NOFO. These health workforce resiliency grant recipients have a special focus on the Health Workforce in rural and medically underserved communities. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2021. For more information click here.

Elevate Youth California
The Center is contracted to provide three funding opportunities in years 2021-2022: standard track, innovation track and capacity building track. The goal of this funding opportunity, now termed the Standard Track, is to expand youth and young adult substance use prevention through policy, systems and environmental change. The goal of the Elevate Youth California: Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations is to support emerging grassroots organizations to build their operational, programmatic, financial or organizational infrastructure to implement youth and young adult substance use prevention programs. Elevate Youth California: Innovation in Youth Substance Use Prevention will focus on evaluation by applying an appreciative inquiry approach to build upon the learnings from these new and innovative approaches to substance use prevention. The deadline to apply is September 27th. For more information click here.

California Community Reinvestment Grants Program
The CalCRG program was included in The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64), which was approved by California voters on November 8, 2016. In accordance with the proposition, GO-Biz will award grants to local health departments and qualified community-based nonprofit organizations to support the following activities for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies, also known as the War on Drugs (WoD): Job placement, Mental health treatment, Substance use disorder treatment, System navigation services, Legal services to address barriers to reentry, Linkages to medical care. The mission of the CalCRG program is to advance health, wellness, and economic justice for populations and communities harmed by the WoD. The CalCRG program’s guiding principles are that its efforts will be: Responsive to and focused on populations and communities disproportionately impacted by the WoD, Grounded in science and data, while being receptive to emerging and innovative approaches, Advancing whole person, trauma-informed care and Accountable to taxpayers and stakeholders. The deadline to apply is September 29th. For more information click here.


SUPPORT FROM DHCS

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.


SUPPORT FROM OSHPD

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 #”]8
  • 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

 

Questions?

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