WA State Department of Health announces SBHC grant recipients

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is excited to announce the recipients of the School-Based Health Centers – Improving Health Care Access for Children and Adolescents in Washington grant award! The grant program is funded by the Washington State Legislature through Substitute House Bill 1225 and intends to establish and expand school-based health centers (SBHCs) in Washington K-12 public schools, with a focus on communities and populations who have been historically underserved.

Grant recipients for July 2022 through June 2023 are listed below.

Planning Grants ($50,000):

  • Bellingham School District
  • Grays Harbor County Public Health – North Beach School District
  • Mount Baker School District
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers – Tacoma Public Schools
  • Tubman Center for Health & Freedom – Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
  • White Salmon Valley School District

Start-Up Grants ($250,000):

  • CHAS Health – Mead School District
  • Family Health Centers – Omak and Pateros School Districts

Operational, Expansion, and/or Improvement Grants ($150,000):

  • HealthPoint – Federal Way Public Schools
  • Jefferson County Public Health – Quilcene, Chimacum, and Port Townsend School Districts
  • Peninsula Community Health Services – North Mason School District
  • The Health Center – Walla Walla Public Schools

We received over 30 applications from around Washington. Applications were selected based on scores and comments from a panel of reviewers, with priority given to those applications who serve a high proportion of students who are historically underserved, met the SBHC model, and are located in an area with few or no existing SBHCs.

We are also currently reviewing applications for our SBHC Behavioral Health Improvement grant and expect to announce awardees later this summer. You can check our SBHC Program webpage for the latest updates.