American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements
The American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements Program provides one-time funding to health centers for capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds may be used for construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvement projects.
Funding for up to 5 projects may be requested. Eligible projects types include:
- Construction of a new facility: Projects to create new stand-alone building structures
- Construction/expansion of an existing facility: Projects that add square footage to an existing facility and/or includes significant site work
- Alteration/renovation of an existing facility: Projects involving renovations to an existing facility that do not increase the square footage of the facility
- Equipment only: Projects that involve the acquisition of loose, movable equipment not affixed to the physical building structure. Equipment must be non-expendable, with a useful life of more than 1 year
Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that complement or advance the broader objectives of their health center in the following areas:
- Equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment
- Other current and anticipated COVID-19 and primary health care needs in the service area
- Population and social determinants of health that may impact access to care, contribute to poor health outcomes, and exacerbate health disparities
Eligibility is limited to existing health centers receiving Health Center Program operational support under sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) at the time of application and at the time of award.
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1,376
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000,000
Funding amounts for each recipient will be determined by the following formula:
- $500,000 base amount, plus
- $11 per patient as reported in 2019
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will send an email to each eligible health center through HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) with instructions on how to access the application module in EHB.
Applications must be submitted in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) by June 24, 2021
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.