RFA for School-Based Health Centers

Mary Simock
School-Based Health Center Program Coordinator
Office of Family and Community Health Improvement
Prevention and Community Health, Washington State Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting funding applications for the School-Based Health Centers – Improving Health Care Access for Children and Adolescents in Washington grant program. We are implementing Substitute House Bill 1225 and awarding $1.35 million in 12-month grants to establish and expand school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Washington for K-12 students in public schools, with a focus on communities and populations who have been historically underserved.

Applicants can choose to apply for either a planning, start-up, or operational/improvement/expansion grant, depending on your readiness for a SBHC. Planning grant applicants may be a community-based organization, public school entity (school, school district, or Educational Service District – including charter and locally or federally-operated tribal schools), or a healthcare organization (community clinic, health center, hospital, healthcare system, public health department, locally-controlled tribal health clinic, and/or tribal health program) intending to be the Sponsoring Healthcare Agency. Start-up and operational/improvement grant applicants should be the Sponsoring Healthcare Agency.

Interested applicants should submit an application by April 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time).