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



Elevate Youth California Funding Opportunity: Youth Substance Use Disorder

Elevate Youth California has announced a funding opportunity for Round 4 of their “Standard Track” for Youth Substance Use Disorder Funding! With grants up to $1 million over three years, this funding opportunity will support community-based organizations (like health centers) and Tribal organizations throughout California that strive for health equity, focus on youth ages 12 to 26, and work on culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach and education projects.

Elevate Youth California is a program of the California Department of Health Care Services funded through Proposition 64. This statewide program is providing funding and technical assistance for organizations that are developing or increasing community substance use disorder prevention, outreach and education focused on youth. The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is contracted to support the implementation of Elevate Youth California.

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP). The purpose of the program is to support community-based partnerships and collaborations aimed at promoting access to health care for under-resourced and underserved children, youth, and their families nationwide, through the implementation and evaluation of new or enhanced community-based projects and models of care. Recipients will implement community-based projects incorporating evidence-informed or evidence-based strategies or innovations to increase access to health care and preventive health services in rural and other underserved populations. Community-based partnerships and collaborations will support the establishment of these projects and advance innovations.

A successful HTPCP project will accomplish the following objectives during the 5-year period of performance:

  • Implement an innovative project to promote preventive child health services with at least one measurable outcome.
  • Form new collaborative relationships with at least three community and/or statewide partners.
  • Develop a sustainability plan that includes at least three community partnerships and at least one funding strategy.
  • If applicable, assess improvement in health promotion and prevention efforts through the use of materials and/or anticipatory guidance from the Bright Futures for Infants, Children and Adolescents initiative.
Apply via grants.gov by Wednesday, October 12, 2022

National Training and Technical Assistance Partner Cooperative Agreements Funding Opportunity 

HRSA announced the availability of approximately $23.5 million in in fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Training and Technical Assistance Partner (NTTAP) Cooperative Agreements funding (HRSA-23-029). This funding will support an estimated 22 NTTAPs in developing and delivering training and technical assistance (T/TA) that supports health centers to:

  • Deliver comprehensive care.
  • Address emergent public health issues and health needs.
  • Improve operational effectiveness and quality.
  • Advance health equity.

HRSA added a new Clinical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety NTTAP type in FY 2023.

Applications are due in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, October 14, and in HRSA's Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14.

TA resources, including a pre-recorded applicant TA webinar, are available on the FY 2023 NTTAP TA webpage.

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program

The purpose of the THCGME Program is to support the training of residents in primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities. Two award types are available: 1. Expansion awards for an increased number of resident Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) positions at existing HRSA THCGME Programs. 2. New awards to support new resident FTE positions at new Teaching Health Centers (THCs). New THCs are those applicants for residency programs that have never received payment under the HRSA THCGME Program for the applicable residency program in any previous fiscal year (FY). 

Apply via grants.gov by Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Train New Trainers (TNT) Primary Care Psychiatry (PCP) Fellowship
The TNT PCP Fellowship is a year-long clinical education program for primary care providers who wish to receive advanced training in primary care psychiatry. The program’s primary goal is to provide mentorship and teaching in primary care psychiatry. 

The TNT PCP Fellowship Scholarship application closes on Friday, October 21, 2022. For more information, view TNT PCP Fellowship Scholarship  or please contact Kamilah McGuire at krmcguir@hs.uci.edu.

Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
HCAI is now accepting applications for the Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program! It offers up to $25,000 in scholarships to increase the number of appropriately trained healthcare professionals providing direct patient care in a qualified facility in California, including CHCs.

Apply via ca.gov by Monday, October 31st at 3pm.

Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program
HCAI is now accepting applications for the Allied Healthcare Scholarship Program! This program is geared towards increasing the number of appropriately trained allied healthcare professionals providing direct patient care in a qualified facility in California, such as CHCs.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, October 31 at 3pm (need to be currently accepted or enrolled into an eligible Allied Healthcare Program).

Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Research Funding Opportunity for Health Centers
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse has released a research funding opportunity announcement that may interest health centers: HEAL Initiative: Research Studies to Develop and Implement Interventions to Prevent Opioid Misuse in Community Health Centers.  This will support interdisciplinary teams to research the development, adaptation, and/or implementation of interventions to prevent misuse of opioids and other substances. It aims to fund research developed through strong partnerships between researchers and health center leaders.

Letters of Intent are due on Saturday, October 8, 2022 and Applications are due on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. You can learn more at the grants website . NIH and NIDA are hosting an upcoming webinar for potential applicants on Tuesday, September 6 from 12:30-1:30pm PT. Click here to register.

Expanding Collaborative Implementation Science to Address Social and Structural Determinants of Health and Improve HIV Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Institute of Mental Health, in partnership with other NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, aims to support implementation science research to strengthen the evidence for effective interventions and implementation strategies that target Social and Structural Determinants of Health (SSDoH) and ultimately improve HIV outcomes and reduce inequities. This initiative will support applications that propose hybrid implementation-effectiveness studies that simultaneously test the effectiveness of interventions addressing SSDoH and implementation strategies to facilitate their uptake or adaptation. This initiative is closely aligned with the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) in the U.S. initiative, coordinated by the Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.

Applications must be submitted by Saturday, November 19, 2022

Preventive Medicine Residency Program

The Preventive Medicine Residency Program provides grants for graduate medical education training to preventive medicine residents for the purpose of increasing the number and quality of preventive medicine residents and physicians to support access to preventive medicine and to improve the health of communities. Click here  for more information. 

Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 21, 2022. 

Rural Health Network Development Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be making approximately 44 awards of up to $300,000 each for the 2023 Rural Health Network Development Program. This four-year program will support integrated health care networks who collaborate to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. HRSA intends for the RHND Program to address gaps in service, enhance systems of care, and expand capacity of the local rural health care system.

Apply via grants.gov by Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Community-Based Organization Behavior Health Workforce Grant Program 

The Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) is pleased to announce the opening on September 30, 2022, of the Community-Based Organization Behavioral Health Workforce Grant Program application. This grant opportunity will result in agreements with CBOs to recruit, retain, support, and increase the education of the behavioral health workforce. 

Applications must be submitted by 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 30,

HCAI is hosting an informational webinar from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on October 6, 2022, to discuss the Community-Based Organization (CBOs) Behavioral Health Workforce Grant Program, This grant program will support CBOs to recruit and retain behavioral health personnel, and provide loan repayments, scholarships, and stipends in exchange for a 12-month service obligation working as paid or unpaid CBO behavioral health staff. This webinar will include information regarding eligibility and how to apply. To register for this webinar, click here. If you need assistance to access the webinar, please contact HWDD.Admin@hcai.ca.gov.  To learn more about this program, please visit here.

Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program

The Teaching Health Center Planning and Development Program(THCPD) program will fund community-based health centers to create new accredited primary care residency programs to increase the physician and dental healthcare workforce in rural and underserved communities.

Eligible community-based primary care/fellowship programs for both funding opportunities include: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics. 

Apply via grants.gov by Monday, January 9, 2023.

AmeriCorps and CDC Seek Proposals to Grow Nation's Public Health Workforce
AmeriCorps recently announced the next round of funding for the Public Health AmeriCorps program . The program is a groundbreaking initiative made possible through partnership between CDC and AmeriCorps and is funded by the American Rescue Plan.

Organizations across the country interested in hosting one or more Public Health AmeriCorps members may apply for the 2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Grant . Public Health AmeriCorps members will provide support to recipient organizations and become a valuable part of our nation’s public health workforce.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. 


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