There are currently no funding opportunities available from the SBHC State Program Office to support the planning of new SBHCs.
Regardless of the availability of State planning funds, any community may choose to plan for an SBHC within their own timeline. Once opened, the SBHC may request to be certified by our office. Site Certification status allows your county to be eligible for state funding, depending upon availability.
Resources for Planning New SBHCs
The availability of expansion dollars to support the development of new SBHCs for the 2015-2017 biennium is determined by the Oregon Legislature. In the event that the Legislatively Approved Budget includes SBHC planning funds, the SPO would likely release a Request for Proposals similar to previous biennia for both Phase I/II (two year) and Advanced Phase (one year) planning funds in early July 2015. Applications would be due in early September 2015 and the SPO would announce awards in mid-September.
In preparation for the possible release of future SBHC Planning Grant RFPs, please consider the following priority areas and questions:
We encourage any community interested in developing and opening an SBHC to review the following documents:
Current School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Planning Sites
In September 2013, the Oregon School-Based Health Center (SBHC) State Program Office (SPO) awarded twelve planning grants to explore and plan for SBHCs in nine counties. Nine communities were awarded Phase I grants (2 year planning timeline) and three were awarded Advance Phase grants (1 year planning timeline).
Of the nine Phase I awardees, six have elected to move forward to Phase II planning. One site has elected to carry Phase I funds forward to the 2014-2015 fiscal year in order to continue to explore the SBHC model and develop community readiness.
Phase II extends from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Counties will receive $60,000/site to execute their strategic plan to establish a new SBHC in their community. Each planning site will be required to successfully achieve State certification of their new center by Spring 2015. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2015.
The six Phase II planning sites are located in five counties. A sixth county ^ will continue to conduct Phase I planning activities. Two of the counties currently do not have any certified SBHCs *.
- Columbia County – Clatskanie Middle/High School
- Deschutes County - Bend High School
- ^ Jackson County - Medford School District
- * Grant County - Grant Union High School
- * Polk County - Central High School
- Washington County - Beaverton High School
- Washington County - Tualatin High School
A limited amount of funding became available in July 2014 to support the planning of new SBHCs. A Request for Proposals (RFP) was opened and the following counties were awarded Advanced Phase SBHC planning funds:
- Hood River County - Hood River Valley High School
- Morrow County - Ione Community School
Advanced Phase is a one year accelerated planning process, extending from November 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Counties will receive $60,000/site to execute their strategic plan to establish a new SBHC in their community. Each planning site will be required to successfully achieve State certification of their new center by Spring 2015. Upon successful completion of certification, the center will enter the State SBHC Funding Formula July 1, 2015.