Designed to assist health centers that anticipate conducting a capital project during the next one to three years and are considering the benefits of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Facility Loan Guarantee Program (LGP).
A learning collaborative is a dynamic, virtual peer exchange that enables dialogue among stakeholders pursuing similar objectives to explore promising best practices, solve challenging problems, and create new opportunities. Through a series of interactive learning sessions conducted between October and December 2021, the HRSA LGP Learning Collaborative will provide participating health centers with guidance and tips on all key elements and requirements for submitting a HRSA LGP application. The application review, approval, and loan closing process will be addressed along with key steps for successful capital project planning. Resources that are both publicly available and Capital Link-developed will be provided throughout the collaborative.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 21.
The LGP Learning Collaborative has two primary components:
1. Group Learning: Through a series of four webinars conducted between October and December 2021, health centers will learn about the application process for financing a capital project with a loan guarantee from HRSA. The webinars are expected be approximately 45 minutes in length.
2. Individualized Planning Services: Each Learning Collaborative session will include exercises and planning templates that participants can adapt for their individual organization and projects. In addition, some individualized guidance from Capital Link consultants will be available to help the participating health centers understand specific aspects of their project planning and financing.
Session One: HRSA Loan Guarantee Program - Application Process
Oct. 26, 2021 from 1-2 PM EST
“Big picture” review of the LGP; 8-Step application process walk-through; a look at an actual application followed by a deeper-dive into the application and more tips on what is expected
Session Two: Tools & Techniques to Assess Your Health Center’s Market
Nov. 9, 2021 from 1-2 PM EST
This session will have a HRSA LGP staff guest speaker and will review tools and techniques to assess your health center's market
Session Three: Business Plan, Projections and Funding Sources to Match with a HRSA Loan Guarantee
Nov. 23, 2021 from 1-2 PM EST
Participant requested topics followed by discussion on loan closing, monitoring, administration and policy issues
Session Four: Planning Principles for Facility Development in Preparation for Pursuing Funding and a HRSA Loan Guarantee
Dec. 14, 2021 from 1-2 PM EST
Evaluating financing options, business plan writing tips and wrap-up
View a recording of our recent webinar:
HRSA’s Loan Guarantee Program: An Overview - Oct. 6, 2021