Wednesday, March 4, 2015

New Funding Opportunity for Health Centers Announced


Today the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a funding opportunity announcement for the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP), as authorized by the Affordable Care Act. HRSA anticipates awarding up to $150 million to support an estimated 150-175 projects. Applications are due by April 21, 2015 via Grants.gov. Supplemental information is due in EHB by May 21, 2015. Access the funding announcement at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/hiip/.

The HIIP funding opportunity supports existing Health Center Program grantees’ efforts to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations through the alteration/renovation, expansion, or construction of a facility. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,000,000. HRSA is hosting a question and answer application assistance call on March 24, 2015 from 2-3 p.m. ET. The Dial-In Number: 1-888-456-0354; Passcode 4004363.

Capital Link provides a variety of services that can assist health centers with aspects of this application, including service area mapping, financial forecasting, patient-centric operations planning, and financing assistance for larger projects–including project-specific structuring of financing, forecasting, business planning and lender negotiations. Contact Mark Lurtz, Senior Director of Marketing and Project Consulting at mlurtz@caplink.org or 636-244-3082 for more information.

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