As part of the American Rescue Plan, HRSA recently announced the availability of $1B to support FQHCs across the country. This one-time funding opportunity ​​​​​will support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care facilities. The three-year funding project period is September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2024, and capital projects cannot be funded prior to the start date of September 1. The application portal opened on Friday, May 7th, and all eligible health centers must submit an application through HRSA's Electronic Handbook by 5 pm EST on June 24.   Learn more here > 

How Capital Link Can Help You Prepare

HRSA C8E Capital Funding Opportunity Webinar Series 

The following series of Capital Link-hosted workshops are designed to assist health centers with aspects of the American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (C8E) application. Access recordings and presentation slides below:

​Where will the Balance of Your Project Funding Come From? Developing Your Sources and Uses of Funds - June 3, 2021

Recording | Slides

Building upon the previous Project Budget session, learn how to leverage funds for projects from various sources, including local foundations, state and local sources, NMTC, tax-exempt bonds, banks, CDFIs, USDA, HRSA LGP, etc.

Project Budget, Timeline, NOFI, Oh My! - May 27, 2021

Recording | Slides 

Attachments: Capital Project Budget Template | HRSA ARP C8E Allowable/Unallowable Costs

Learn how to develop a complete project budget, dividing the costs between allowable and unallowable costs, in alignment with the format for the Project Budget required by the C8E application.  

Working with Your Architect (in a Hurry): Site Design, Schematics, EID - May 21, 2021

Recording | Slides

C8E application-focused project planning guidance for health centers at any stage of the design process – whether you only have rough ideas on the back of the envelope or you are ready to put the finishing touches on your plans.

C8E Capital Grant Overview and Picking Your Priority Project(s) - May 14, 2021

Recording | Slides

An overview of the C8E capital grant opportunity, with guest presenters from NACHC, and a discussion about picking your priority projects and identifying the critical path issues necessary for completing the application by the deadline. 


Related Tools

Capital Project Budget Template

HRSA ARP C8E Allowable/Unallowable Costs

ARP Capital Funding Opportunity NACHC Fact Sheet

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