Reform Alert - News from the Blues' Office of National Health Reform

Community health center grants now available

Sept. 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $700 million funding opportunity to help build and expand health centers. 

The funding comes from the Affordable Care Act and is intended to help build, expand and improve community health centers while also providing jobs in the communities nationwide. 

The funding opportunity includes $600 million for existing health centers for longer-term expansion projects and $100 million for existing health centers' shorter-term facilities improvements.

Applications for each funding opportunity are due by Oct. 12, 2011. 

For more information, visit Find more information about HHS grants at


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