There are currently no funding opportunities available from the SBHC State Program Office (SPO) to support the planning of new SBHCs.
Regardless of the availability of State planning funds, any community may choose to plan for a SBHC. Once opened, the SBHC may request to be certified by the SBHC State Program Office, and therefore be eligible to receive funding if additional funds are available in the legislatively approved budget.
Resources for Planning New SBHCs
The SPO encourages communities to plan for a SBHC within their own timeline. Though we are unable to award planning grants at this time, we are able to provide limited support for communities interested in planning a new SBHC.
We encourage any community interested in developing and opening a SBHC to review the following documents:
The SPO will keep this page updated with additional planning resources as they become available. Check back for updates.
In addition to these resources, the SPO is also available to provide the following technical assistance:
- SBHC Planning Listserv: This email list will provide frequent updates about planning for a SBHC, including resources, webinars, and grant opportunities. Please contact Kate O’Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.673.1054 to be added to this listserv.
- SPO Planning Calls: The SPO is available to hold regular one-on-one check-ins with communities working to establish community readiness and/or open a new SBHC facility that will meet SPO Standards for Certification.
SPO strongly encourages communities interested in applying for certification of a new SBHC to contact our office to take advantage of these resources. This information will help smooth your planning process and ensure your SBHC will be prepared to meet the SPO Standards for Certification.