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).
- For more information and to apply, go to our WAPortal page.
- For questions, please email Mary Simock, School-Based Health Center Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers will be posted in an FAQ on the WA Portal page every Monday.
- To learn more about SBHCs, visit the Washington School-Based Health Alliance webpage.
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