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


New HRSA Funding to Support Community-Based Doulas 
HRSA recently announced the availability of $4.5 million for hiring, training, certifying, and compensating community-based doulas in areas with high rates of adverse maternal and infant health outcomes. Learn more or apply by Tuesday, May 31.

Apply to Become a New Site for the NHSC
Deadline extended to June 7, 2022. Eligible rural health care facilities can expand clinician recruitment by applying to become an approved site for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Eligibility includes health care sites providing outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral health) in high-need areas, including rural communities. Eligible site types also include facilities providing general substance use disorder treatment or an opioid treatment program. 

Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network
HRSA’s Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Technical Assistance Program (RPHWTN-TAP) will provide technical assistance (TA) to rural health care networks responding to the critical need for more trained public health professionals which has amplified since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The TA will help networks expand the public health workforce capacity by supporting job development, training and placement in rural communities. Specifically, the TA will strengthen the ability for networks to develop formal training & certification programs in these four workforce training area:
Community Health Support;
Health IT and/or Telehealth Technical Support;
Community Para-Medicine; and
Case Management Staff and/or Respiratory Therapists

Learn more here, or apply by Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP)
The SSG Fox SPGP will enable VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources. In alignment with VA's National Strategy for Preventing Veteran Suicide (2018), this grant program will assist in further implementing a public health approach that blends community-based prevention with evidence-based clinical strategies through community efforts. Organizations can apply for grants worth up to $750,000 and may apply to renew awards from year to year throughout the length of the program. For more information about the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program, email VASSGFoxGrants@va.gov. Apply online via the VHA grants portal by June 10, 2022.

HRSA Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP)

The purpose of the CHWTP is to support projects that will increase the number of Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Health Support Workers and equip them with the skillsets needed to provide effective community outreach build trust with communities, support connections to and retention in care and support services, and other strategies to increase access to care and to assist individuals in prevention services, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health emergencies in underserved communities. These combined efforts are intended to advance public health, strengthen the public health workforce, reduce health disparities, and help underserved populations achieve health equity. Apply via Grants.gov by June 14, 2022.

SAMHSA Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Grants 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will make 150 awards with total funding of $55 million. The purpose of the TOR program is to assist in addressing the overdose crisis in Tribal communities by increasing access to FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (MOUD), and supporting the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services for opioid use disorder (OUD) and co-occurring substance use disorders. The TOR program also supports the full continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery support services for stimulant misuse and use disorders, including for cocaine and methamphetamine. To learn more visit the SAMHSA.gov website. The deadline is Monday, June 27, 2022.

Indian Health Service Coordinating Center for Zero Suicide Initiative
The Indian Health Service will award one cooperative agreement to a tribe or tribal organization to establish a Zero Suicide Initiative (ZSI) Coordinating Center. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to build capacity of ZSI projects to improve the system of care for those at risk for suicide by implementing a comprehensive, culturally informed, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in Indian health systems. The ZSI Center will provide Zero Suicide Initiative grantees with technical assistance in the areas of data collection, reporting, training, resources, and implementation. Learn more about the application requirements and view the announcement here. Applications are due July 6th, 2022.

DOL Appalachian/Delta Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will make 30 awards of up to $1.5 million each for career training and support services. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to: state, local, and Tribal governments; public housing and education entities; and labor organizations or labor-management partnerships. Applicants do not need to be located within the service area as long as projects benefit people within the federal Appalachian Regional Commission and/or Delta Regional Authority. Apply via grants.gov by July 8, 2022.


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