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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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!

Learn more about GrantTracker+ here. To view a demonstration of GrantTracker+, click here. An outline and timestamps for the recording can be found here. Additional information about CiviCore can be found at www.civicore.com.


HRSA – Access Increases in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (AIMS) Supplemental Funding
This funding will enable existing Health Center Program award recipients to expand mental health services and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse. The expansion will be focused on investments in personnel, HIT, and training to support the integration of mental health and substance abuse services into primary care. Each eligible health center can request up to $150,000 in AIMS funding.

  • $37,500 for mental health service expansion personnel
  • $37,500 for substance abuse service expansion personnel, focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse
  • $75,000 for one-time health IT and/or training investments that will support the expansion of mental health services, and substance abuse services focusing on the treatment, prevention, and awareness of opioid abuse, along with their integration into primary care

Applications due in EHB by 2 pm PDT on July 26. Click here for more information.

SAMHSA – Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (OD Treatment Access)
SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to an FQHC, Opioid Treatment Program, or practitioner who has a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to FDA-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. The grantee will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the grantee will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose. The OD Treatment Access grant program will also ensure the grantee establishes protocols to connect patients who have experienced a drug overdose with appropriate treatment, including medication-assisted treatment and appropriate counseling and behavioral therapies. Up to $1 million per year available for 1 five-year grant. Applications due July 31. Click here for more information.

Office of Minority Health (OMH) – Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative
The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness. Up to $5 million total available for 16 awards of $300,000-$350,000 per year for up to 3 years. Applications due by August 1. Click here for more information.

Health Net – Community Infrastructure & Investment (CII) Program: Culture of Quality
Funding for the 2017 CII RFP focuses on Health Workforce Development. Health Net expects to fund from 10-15 awards, ranging from $100,000 to $150,000 per award for an 18-month project period. Applicants may apply to enhance or develop programs in one or more of the following categories: retention, training, and recruitment. Eligible organizations include community clinics and clinic consortia serving the Medi-Cal population in at least one of the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Riverside, Sacramento, San Joaquin, or San Bernardino. Applications due by 12 p.m. PDT on August 4. For more information and to request a copy of the RFP and grant application, contact CommunityGrants@healthnet.com.

Avon Foundation – Avon Breast Health Outreach Program (BHOP)
BHOP funding is intended to link medically underserved populations to breast health education, screening, and follow-up services. Applications due August 25. Click here for information.

BPHC – Service Area Competition (SAC)
BPHC has released the FY18 SAC Notice of Funding Opportunity, HRSA-18-021, for service areas with a January 1, 2018 project period start date. Applications due in grants.gov by 8:59 pm PDT on August 21 and in HRSA EHB by 2 pm PDT on September 6. Find resources on the SAC technical assistance website.

American Dental Association – Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) Continuity of Care Grants
Funding is provided to existing GKAS programs that offer continuity of dental care to underserved children. Applications due by 9:59 pm PDT on October 31. 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.
  • Questions? Contact Elvira Chairez, Elvira.Chairez@oshpd.ca.gov, (916) 326-3635.

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.


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2017 Annual Sponsors