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.


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


Lifeline Grant Program
The California Health Facilities Financing Authority administers a Lifeline Grant Program which assists small and rural health facilities, such as community based clinics, that may be adversely affected financially by a reduction or elimination of federal government assistant and that have little to no access to working capital. Eligible health facilities may receive a one-time award of up to $250,000 for working capital. Applications for this opportunity are accepted on a continuous basis. To find more information, click here.

California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC) RFA In-kind services and grants of up to $70,000 to California health centers, clinics, and medical practices for health care initiatives. Funding is intended to identify and address traumatic childhood events in both adults and children. The purpose of this program is to integrate ACEs screening and response within health care settings in a way that enhances relationships between patients and providers, helps connect patients to supportive services, and leads to better outcomes such as reduced disparities and positive experiences with care. Click here to learn more.

Nursing WorkForce Diversity Eldercare Enhancement Program
The overall purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses). The purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen the eldercare workforce in rural communities where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care through the expansion of these opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, click here .

NorCal Group Foundation Grants of up to $30,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for community health initiatives. Focus areas include health education, patient safety, patient care, and physician wellness. Funding is intended to benefit communities in which the funding source has a presence, in 41 states and Washington, DC. To learn more, please click here .

USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants  
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make 200 awards of up to $1 million each to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. Funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. Applications are due July 13th. Please click here to learn more.

Maternal Healthcare Access & Education
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation aims to improve the well-being of the residents of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting, strengthening and enhancing programs and organizations that address the unmet health and healthcare needs of vulnerable members of the community. Maternal Healthcare Access and Education is one of the grant programs for health that the Foundation will be focusing on in 2020. By subsidizing effective programs and providing timely contributions for larger capital projects, the Foundation aspires to increase the number of women who receive adequate reproductive healthcare services in Northern California and Hawaii. Grants will be made for: Program Costs; Capacity Building; Discounted Access to Services; and Capital Improvements. Examples of the types of outreach they are looking to support include (but are not limited to): Birth Control and Family Planning; Prenatal Care; Midwifery and Doula Care; Postpartum Care; Perinatal Mental Health Resources; and Lactation Support. To submit a request for funding from the Maternal Healthcare Access and Education grant program, please follow the process outlined on the Foundation's Grants page.The Foundation will accept applications during July 6-26, 2020. To find more information, click here

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!

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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