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Planning for a New Oregon School-Based Health Center
The SBHC State Program Office (SPO) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 SBHC Request for Proposal (RFP) for a planning grant award.  The expansion includes funding for one new SBHC.  These monies will be awarded to Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs) based on competitive proposal review process conducted by the SPO.

SPO will only offer one Advance Phase grant award during this funding cycle.  Advanced Phase planning are awarded to communities that have already explored the SBHC model locally and are prepared to open a SBHC with the 2016-2017 school year.  The Advanced Phase planning site must be state certified by June 30, 2017 for entry into the SBHC funding formula.  Funding for certified SBHCs is contingent upon available funding in the 2017-2019 legislatively adopted budget.  Please see the Request for Proposals (RFP) for more information.

Proposals are due by 5PM on May 27, 2016.   For more information, please contact Kate O'Donnell: or 971-673.1054

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. 

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, 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.
For more information about planning new SBHCs, please contact Kate O'Donnell: or 971-673-1054.