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 .


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.

USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $500 million in grants for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance. Eligible applicants that are public, nonprofit, or tribal organizations may apply for two tracks of funding: 1) Track One Recovery Grants that must be used in response to the pandemic and to support immediate health care needs; and 2) Track Two Impact Grants that create sustainable solutions for long-term regional rural health care problems. Learn more and apply here.


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


Transformations & Innovations Grants Program

The CARESTAR Foundation has announced their Transformations and Innovations Grants Program. They are looking for community-based collaboratives reimagining and transforming emergency and prehospital care. For example, how and who residents call for help in a crisis, the responders who show up, the care provided in homes and communities, or transport/transition to longer-term care when needed. Awards ranging from $100K-$510K for one-year grants and $300K-$1million for multi-year grants.

The Transformations and Innovations grant application process is approximately a four-month journey starting with a Letter of Intent through grant award and funding. LOIs are accepted at a ongoing basis throughout the year. For more information and how to apply please visit the CARESTAR website.

Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Distribution (RHCVD) Program
Under the program, Medicare-certified Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) receive direct COVID-19 vaccines in addition to their normal jurisdictions’ weekly allocation.  Webinar recordings explaining RHC vaccine programs are available on the National Association of Rural Health Clinics website.  *New:  As a reminder, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent vaccine for people 12 years of age and older is available to order through the RHCVD program in both single and multi-dose vials. The single-dose option responds to widespread requests to allow greater flexibility for RHCs that may not have the demand or capacity to store multi-dose vials. 
Contact RHCVaxDistribution@hrsa.gov for more information.


National Child Trauma Stress Initiative: Community Treatment and Service Centers
The purpose of this program is to increase access to effective trauma- and grief-focused treatment and service systems for children, adolescents, and their families, who experience traumatic events. With this program, SAMHSA aims to raise the standard of care and improve access to evidence-based services for children experiencing trauma across the nation. Up to $600,000 per year per award is available to 28 organizations. Applications are due on Monday, March 27, 2023. Click to visit the webpage or review the NOFO.

Scholarships Available for CHC Staff Working with Ag Workers – Applications Due March 31
The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) will honor the outstanding work of employees and board members of Community Health Centers dedicated to improving access to quality care for agricultural workers and their families by awarding scholarships for $1500 to support degree programs and up to $1000 to support certificate programs or other educational opportunities. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2023.

HHS Announces the Availability of $25 Million to Expand Primary Care - Including Mental Health - Services in Schools

HRSA has released the fiscal year (FY) 2023 School-Based Service Expansion (SBSE) notice of funding opportunity (HRSA-23-097). HRSA will make $25 million available for approximately 70 awards.

Award recipients will use this funding to increase access to primary health care services, including mental health services, through new and/or existing school-based service site(s). If proposing a new school-based service site, the maximum federal funding is $350,000 per year. If proposing to expand services at existing school-based service site(s) only, the maximum federal funding is $250,000 per year. Health Center Program operational (H80) grant award recipients are eligible to apply. Health centers must make mental health services available at all school-based service sites where they propose to use SBSE funding. Visit the FY 2023 SBSE technical assistance (TA) webpage for more information on this opportunity.

Apply on grants.gov before Friday, March 31st at 11:59 p.m ET

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program

The US EPA has announced $100 million in Environmental Justice grant funding! Through the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program, $30 million in funding will directly support community based non-profit organizations and their partners – helping communities facing Environmental Justice issues build strong partnerships and deliver results. Also, through the Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program, $70 million will be provided for state and local governments and Tribal Nations to partner with community based non-profit organizations in their area. The application period for these two funding opportunities is open now with applications due April 10, 2023.

EPA is committed to supporting applicants every step of the way. Visit epa.gov/ejgrants for more resources and to sign up for additional webinars on the application process. EPA will be providing initial live webinars about the funding opportunities, where applicants may ask general questions:

EJCPS Live Webinar: January 24, 2023; 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Join the January 24, 2023 EJCPS webinar

EJG2G Live Webinar: January 26, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Join the January 26, 2023 EJG2G webinar.

Also, please see this news release for additional information -  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants

Rural Health Care Coordination Program

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has announced a funding opportunity that promotes rural health care services outreach by improving and expanding delivery of health care services through comprehensive care coordination strategies in rural areas.

Ten successful award recipients of the Rural Health Care Coordination Program will receive up to $300,000 per year over the four-year project period to:

  • Expand access to and quality of equitable health care services through care coordination strategies exclusively in rural areas;
  • Utilize an innovative evidence-based, promising practice, and/or value-based care model(s) known or demonstrate strong evidence to improve patient health outcomes, and the planning and delivery of patient-centered health care services;
  • Increase collaboration among multi-sector and multidisciplinary network partnerships to address the underlying factors related to social determinants of health; and
  • Develop and implement deliberate and sustainable strategies of care coordination into policies, procedures, staffing, services, and communication systems.

The eligibility criteria for this program includes all domestic public and private, nonprofit, and for-profit entities with demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations.

To learn more about the Rural Health Care Coordination Program click here

FORHP will hold a technical assistance webinar via Zoom for applicants on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 3-4 p.m. ET

Apply on grants.gov before May 15, 2023


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 #”]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


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