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Virginia Health Safety Net Grants

Virginia Health Care Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 17, 2020
Application: Sep 2, 2020


The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) encourages the development and submission of proposals that will grow and/or strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net in the following priority areas:

  • Developing or expanding patient capacity, including initiatives that will:
    • Add a new primary care provider (medical, dental, mental health, pharmacist)
    • Expand physical infrastructure
    • Use technology to expand access
    • Implement an innovative model of service delivery
  • Establishing a broader scope of services by adding new primary care services to currently offered services, or using telemedicine to expand access to an underserved area
  • Creating local, coordinated systems of care
  • Strengthening infrastructure of the health safety net including the following types of projects:
    • Technology planning and implementation
    • Electronic medical records
    • Organizational assessment

To be eligible for consideration for a VHCF grant, the applicant must be:

  • A public agency or private 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • An organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt fiscal sponsor
  • An applicant for federal tax-exemption under 501(c)(3)

Free clinics or Community Health Centers applying for grants must be members in good standing with either the Virginia Association of Free Clinics or the Virginia Community Healthcare Association.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amounts are not specified. A cash or in-kind match of 25% is required.

Application process

Links to application guidelines and eligibility requirements are available on the program website.

Applicants must first submit a concept paper, which should be mailed to:

Deborah Oswalt, Executive Director
Virginia Health Care Foundation
707 E. Main Street, Suite 1350
Richmond, VA 23219

Selected applicants will be invited to submit a formal proposal.

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Access · Behavioral health workforce · Capital funding · Care coordination · Clinics · Dental workforce · Health information technology · Infrastructure · Integrated service delivery · Mental health · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physicians · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Primary care · Service delivery models · Telehealth · Virginia

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