Technical Assistance for Health Center Building Projects through a HRSA cooperative agreement with Capital Link
Health Centers are comprehensive, community-based primary care providers that provide affordable care in high-need areas and to high-need populations.
Health Centers that receive grant funding from the HRSA Health Center Program (Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act) are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Primary care providers that meet the requirements of the Health Center Program, but do not receive program funding, are called FQHC Look-Alikes.
Outpatient health programs or facilities operated by a tribe or tribal organization under the Indian Self-Determination Act or by an Indian organization receiving funds under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act can become Health Centers by meeting program requirements and applying to HRSA for funding or Look-Alike status.
Public entities, such as Tribes, and private non-profit organizations, such as tribal corporations that have a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) or Population (MUP) within their service area are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following requirements:
FQHCs receive grant funds to support the costs of uncompensated care, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) malpractice coverage, and can participate in the Federal Loan Guarantee Program.
FQHCs and Look-Alikes can
The following is a H R S A flash movie. The movie contains a link to http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ where you can search for health centers by location.