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.

USDA Emergency Rural Health Care Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $500 million in grants for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance. Eligible applicants that are public, nonprofit, or tribal organizations may apply for two tracks of funding: 1) Track One Recovery Grants that must be used in response to the pandemic and to support immediate health care needs; and 2) Track Two Impact Grants that create sustainable solutions for long-term regional rural health care problems. 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


Transformations & Innovations Grants Program

The CARESTAR Foundation has announced their Transformations and Innovations Grants Program. They are looking for community-based collaboratives reimagining and transforming emergency and prehospital care. For example, how and who residents call for help in a crisis, the responders who show up, the care provided in homes and communities, or transport/transition to longer-term care when needed. Awards ranging from $100K-$510K for one-year grants and $300K-$1million for multi-year grants.

The Transformations and Innovations grant application process is approximately a four-month journey starting with a Letter of Intent through grant award and funding. LOIs are accepted at a ongoing basis throughout the year. For more information and how to apply please visit the CARESTAR website.

The California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI)
CACHI is excited to announce that it will be releasing an RFP early in January 2023 (with a due date approximately six weeks later) to establish up to 25 additional Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs) throughout the state; community grantees will receive $400K over 2.5 years starting July 2023.  This effort will support the establishment of ACH collaboratives in areas of the state that experience significant health inequities. In addition, because ACHs will be asked to identify and work on one of the state’s many initiatives that rely on cross sector partnerships, ACHs will be able to bring their unique attributes and skills to help these initiatives succeed.

CACHI will host two informational webinars on December 1 (11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Zoom Registration)  and December 8 (12:00 – 1:30 pm, Zoom Registration) to help potential applicants learn more about this opportunity and begin conversations with their partners and communities. (You only need attend one webinar as they will provide the same information.)

Please register at one of the links above and feel free to share this announcement with your partners and others who may be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity.

DHCS Announces Six Rounds of Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Grant Funding – Round 1 Open Now and Due January 31, 2023 at 5:00pm!

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be awarding grants through six competitive grant rounds to scale evidence based practices and community defined evidence practices (EBPs and CDEPs) as part of state's Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI). The first round was announced on December 1, 2022, and will focus on Parent/Caregiver Support Programs and Practices. Health centers are eligible grant recipients for these awards. The deadline for applications will be January 31, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. PT. The specific EBP/CDEPs that will be scaled through Round 1 Parent/Caregiver Support Programs and Practices are:

  1. HealthySteps (OR Medi-Cal Dyadic Services Benefit based in part on the HealthySteps Model)
  2. Incredible Years
  3. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  4. Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  5. Other practices for specific populations of focus (e.g. Parents Anonymous, Effective Black Parenting Program, Strong African American Families, Positive Indian Parenting)

Eligible applicant may apply for grant funding in one of two grant tracks ($30 million available for Round 1):

  1. TRAINING – Designed for individuals seeking access to manualized training and/or certification in a short-listed EBP/CDEP ($10,000)

Please click on the following links to:

Additional 5 Rounds of EBP/CDEP grants:

  • Round 2: Trauma-informed programs and practices (~January 2023)
  • Round 3: Early childhood wraparound services (~February 2023)
  • Round 4: Youth-driven programs (~March 2023)
  • Round 5: Early intervention programs and practices (~March/April 2023)
  • Round 6: Community-defined evidence programs and practices (~April 2023)

*Eligible organizations may vary slightly per round and are likely to include health centers. Please reach out to Peter at pdy@cpca.org with any questions.

Education, Outreach and Treatment: Improving Care of Patients with Substance Use Disorder
The California Department of Health Care Services, California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and CAFP Foundation has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) to join the California Residence Program Learning Collaborative to support local efforts to increase expertise and capacity to serve patients with substance use disorder. Click here to view the RFA .

Health centers with an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited residency programs training physicians in emergency medicine, family medicine general internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry are eligible to receive grants up to $70,000 (25 grants will be awarded). Programs emphasizing service to vulnerable and underserved populations will be given priority.


  • Expression of interest is due no later than January 13, 2023.
  • Applications are due to California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) no later than January 31, 2023.
  • Awards are expected to be announced no later than March 15, 2023.
  • The period of performance will be from April 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024 (14 months).


Questions: An informational webinar will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2023, from 12 noon - 1 PM. Please register HERE .

Building Community Capacity To Support Overdose Prevention Efforts

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites community behavioral health organizations, harm reduction organizations, and other community-based organizations like health centers to apply for grant funding to support overdose prevention efforts. Through a competitive application process, National Council staff and project partners will select up to twenty-five sites to implement evidence-based or promising strategies to enhance and expand critical services that reduce the risk of overdose through increasing engagement in evidence-based and innovative harm reduction treatments, linkage to care, and peer support services. In addition to funding support, selected sites will receive and participate in training and technical assistance (TTA) opportunities.

  • Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded; projects of up to 12 months will begin in March 2023.
  • Applications must be submitted online by Friday, February 3, 2023, at 11:59pm ET. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Please contact J’Neal Woods at JNealW@thenationalcouncil.org with any questions.

Click here to learn more or apply.

RFA-DP-23-001: Assessing the Effectiveness of Programs, Policies, or Practices that Affect Social Determinants of Health to Promote Health Equity and Reduce Health Disparities in Chronic Diseases

The purpose of this announcement is to support research with rigorous study design (i.e., natural experiments, quasi-experimental designs, economic evaluations, and systems simulation modeling) to evaluate the impact of existing programs, policies, or practices that affect social determinants of health (SDOH) and how changes in SDOH impact health disparities related to chronic disease outcomes.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00pm EST on Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Stop the Hate Program Funding  
The California Government Code § 8260 authorizes the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in consultation with the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs (CAPIAA), to administer the Stop the Hate (STH) Program that awards funding to qualified nonprofit organizations to provide support and services to victims and survivors of hate incidents and hate crimes and their families and facilitate hate incident or hate crime prevention measures. The CDSS, in partnership with the CAPIAA is pleased to announce the availability of $50 million in Fiscal Years 2022-23 and 2023-24 for the STH Program.

Application must be submitted no later than 5:00pm PST on Monday, February 13th, 2023. More information here

Funding Opportunity: Elevate Youth California Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations

With grants up to $400,000 over two and a half years, Elevate Youth California’s Supporting Capacity Building for Community Organizations funding will strengthen the capacity of emerging grassroots community-based organizations and Tribal organizations throughout California to use community-based programs and practices for substance use disorder prevention among youth ages 12 to 26. Applications are due by Feb. 20 at 1:00 p.m. PT.

Please note that the grants are focused for youth-serving nonprofits with budgets $1 million and under. Please share with any partners that may be eligible.

Access the Request for Applications for funding opportunity details and submission instructions.

Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Would you like help paying off your loans? The Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment to nurses in exchange for a minimum two-year full-time service commitment, at an eligible health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or an eligible school of nursing. Find more about the program here  and see if you are eligible to apply. 

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm E.T

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program
The purpose of this program is to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce by assisting dental and dental hygiene training programs to attract and retain dental and dental hygiene faculty through the operation of a loan repayment program. For more details, see Program Requirements and Expectations . The goals of this program are to: 1) Reduce the faculty burden of qualified educational debt payments through participation in the institutionally developed loan repayment program. 2) Encourage long-term employment in a dental academic setting through loan repayment. 3) Develop a continuous evaluation mechanism to identify and address concerns of the program participants and assess and improve program performance.

Apply via grants.gov by Friday, March 3, 2023. 

SAMHSA Announces Funding Opportunities for Grants Addressing Substance Misuse, Substance Use Disorder Treatment on Multiple Fronts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is announcing Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for five grant programs aimed at preventing substance misuse and treating substance use disorder (SUD) throughout the nation. The grant opportunities total about $73.4 million and align with the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to address the nation’s addiction and overdose crises. Among these grant opportunities, we wanted to share the following health centers may be interested in:

  • Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Grants – $3 million and 50 awards– This program works to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The program addresses norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduces opportunities for underage drinking, creates changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, addresses penalties for underage use, and reduces negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). Applications are due on Friday, March 3, 2023.
  • Adult Reentry Program – $13 million and 33 awards– This program expands SUD treatment and related recovery and reentry services to adults in the criminal justice system who have an SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, who are returning to their families and communities after being incarcerated in state and local facilities including prisons, jails or detention centers. Applications are due on Monday, March 6, 2023.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction Grant Program (MAT-PDOA) – $18.2 million and 24 awards – This program provides resources to help expand or enhance access to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). This program will help to increase the number of people who receive MOUD for their opioid use disorders and decrease illicit opioid use and prescription opioid misuse. Applications are due on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.

NEW! HRSA Funding Opportunity: Integrated Substance Use Disorder Training Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to expand the number of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, health service psychologists, counselors, nurses, and/or social workers (including individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure) trained to provide mental health and substance use disorder services in underserved community-based settings that integrate primary care, mental health, and substance use disorder services, including such settings that serve pediatric populations.

Individuals completing clinical training requirements for licensure refers to individuals who have completed their academic degree, but require a period of supervised training to obtain full licensure. 

Awards: HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $9 million to approximately 17 recipients over a period of five years through this funding opportunity

Eligible Applicants Include:

  1. Teaching health centers;
  2. Federally qualified health centers; community mental health centers, rural health clinics, Health centers operated by Indian Health Services, Indian tribes, and tribal organizations; or
  3. Urban Indian organizations.


  • Applications are due on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
  • Estimated award date on July 1, 2023.

Technical Assistance Webinar:

HRSA will be hosting a Technical Assistance Webinar on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 11:00am-12:30pm PT. Click here to join during the meeting time.

View the grant opportunity for complete eligibility information. Questions? Please contact Steve Coulter, MD, at SCoulter@hrsa.gov or (301) 945-3336.

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program

The US EPA has announced $100 million in Environmental Justice grant funding! Through the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program, $30 million in funding will directly support community based non-profit organizations and their partners – helping communities facing Environmental Justice issues build strong partnerships and deliver results. Also, through the Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program, $70 million will be provided for state and local governments and Tribal Nations to partner with community based non-profit organizations in their area. The application period for these two funding opportunities is open now with applications due April 10, 2023.

EPA is committed to supporting applicants every step of the way. Visit epa.gov/ejgrants for more resources and to sign up for additional webinars on the application process. EPA will be providing initial live webinars about the funding opportunities, where applicants may ask general questions:

EJCPS Live Webinar: January 24, 2023; 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Join the January 24, 2023 EJCPS webinar

EJG2G Live Webinar: January 26, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern Join the January 26, 2023 EJG2G webinar.

Also, please see this news release for additional information -  Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants


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