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.

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 allocated funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to states, localities, territories, tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, or health service providers to tribes. CDC announces the availability of funds to achieve the goal of the CARES Act in protecting the American people from the public health impacts of COVID-19. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports this work through training and deployment of community health workers (CHWs) and by building and strengthening community resilience to fight COVID-19 through addressing existing health disparities in the population. The deadline to apply is May 24th, 2021. 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


Healthy Minds Alliance - AmeriCorps Program Host Site
Healthy Minds Alliance is accepting applications from agencies interested in hosting a full-time AmeriCorps member for the 2021 program year. Healthy Minds Alliance is an innovative Americorps Program that supports implementation of mental health gatekeeper training in the communities served by their host states. AmeriCorps member(s) serving at your agency are trained as instructors and focus their service year on implementing gatekeeper trainings in the community. Examples of gatekeeper trainings include, but are not limited to, Mental Health First Aid, QPR, SafeTALK and other evidenced based/informed programs. The deadline to apply is April 16, 2021. To learn more information, click here

SAMHSA Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Grants 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) grants. The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings (with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use). FQHCs are eligible for these grants and preference is for systems with integrated specialty treatment care or the ability to establish integrated care mechanisms. SBIRT grant recipients that received their initial funding award in FY 2018 or 2019 under FOA TI-18-007 are not eligible to apply. For the purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), pediatric health care providers are a provider of primary health care to individuals under the age of 21 years. This program is designed to expand/enhance the continuum of care for substance use disorder (SUD) services and reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) consumption and its negative health impact, increase abstinence, reduce costly health care utilization, and promote sustainability and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services through policy changes that increase treatment access in generalist and specialist practice. These grants support clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for SUD, as well as those diagnosed with SUD. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2021. To learn more information, click here.

SAMHSA Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 Medication-Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (Short Title: MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder (OUD) seeking or receiving MAT. The desired outcomes for this program are: 1) an increase in the number of individuals with OUD receiving MAT; and 2) a decrease in illicit opioid drug use and prescription opioid misuse at six-month follow-up. The deadline to apply is April 27,2021. To learn more information, click here.


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