Health Center Program Grant Funding
Public and private non-profit health care organizations may apply to receive section 330 funding. The application package (also called application guidance or application instructions) includes detailed instructions, required forms and/or links to them, and complete information on program requirements. Public and private non-profit health care organizations are encouraged to visit http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/, where open funding opportunities are listed.
Applicants must document need for primary care services in their area, their plan for addressing these needs, the history and clinical capacity of their organizations, the environment of the communities they serve, and provide detailed budget and staffing information.
Applicants also must demonstrate compliance with all relevant program requirements and related Federal and State requirements.
All applications are assessed for eligibility and are reviewed through an objective process. All applicants are sent written notification of the outcome of the objective review of their applications, including a summary of the objective review committee's assessment of the application's merits and weaknesses, and whether the application was selected for funding.
Health Center Program Look-Alike Designation
Public and private non-profit health care organizations may apply for look-alike designation (designation without section 330 funding) at any time. The review process takes about four months. Look-alike FQHCs must meet the same program requirements as FQHCs that receive section 330 funding and are eligible for many of the same benefits.