Looking for school-based health center funding? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), under the Bureau of Primary Care, has recently released the opening of their grant competition for the School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program. HRSA has allocated an estimated $75 million for this program and expects to make around 150 SBHCC awards this year. The funding period for the grant program is 2 years, and applicants can request up to $500,000.
Eligible applicants are school-based health centers (SBHC) or sponsoring facilities of a SBHC that can demonstrate financial need in order to improve or expand services. Sponsoring facilities include hospitals, public health departments, community health centers, nonprofit health agencies, local education entities, or a program administered through the Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs or operated by an Indian tribe or a tribal organization.
Funds can be requested to purchase equipment, including mobile vans to expand health care access and services, alterations and renovations to an existing facility or equipment, and/or construction for new facility or to expand a current facility. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the proposed project will improve health care access for children at a SBHC. Eligible SBHC applicants are:
- Located in or near a school facility of a school district or board, or of an Indian tribe or tribal organization;
- Organized through school, community, and health provider relationships;
- Administered by a sponsoring facility;
- Provide primary health services to children through health care professionals in accordance with State and local laws, including laws relating to licensure and certification;
- Able to satisfy any other requirements the state may have for such clinics.
Application deadline is June 26, 2012, with grant awards expected in December 2013.
You can view the full grant announcement and other important details at the HRSA website here.
Want to learn more? Talk to a Grant Helper. Initial consultations are free.