The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will award up to $145 million in one-time grant funding to health center “look-alikes” to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
A list of California’s 30 eligible “look-alikes” and the maximum amount of funding they could apply for is available on the HRSA website. Examples of uses for this funding include:
- Creating COVID-19 vaccination capacity: Support to plan, prepare for, promote, distribute, administer, and track COVID-19 vaccines, and to carry out other vaccine-related activities, including outreach and education
- Supporting COVID-19 response and treatment capacity: Support to detect, diagnose, trace, monitor, and treat COVID–19 infections and related activities necessary to mitigate the spread of COVID–19, including outreach and education
- Maintaining and increasing care delivery capacity: Support to establish, modify, enhance, expand, and sustain the accessibility and availability of comprehensive primary care services to meet the ongoing and evolving needs of the service area and its vulnerable patient populations
- Supporting recovery and stabilization: Support for ongoing recovery and stabilization, including enhancing and expanding the health care workforce and services to meet pent up demand due to delays in patients seeking preventive and routine care; address the behavioral health, chronic conditions, and other needs of those who have been out of care; and support the well-being of personnel who have been on the front lines of the pandemic
- Improving infrastructure: Modify and improve physical infrastructure, including minor alterations and purchase of mobile units and vehicles, to enhance or expand access to comprehensive primary care services
Additional details on the application, which is due on May 14 at 8:59 p.m. (PT), are available online.