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Details for Service Community Health Grants
Service Name Community Health Grants Program Name Capacity Building
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure the capacity to deliver health and safety services to children and/or adults through collaboration, networks, partnerships and workforce development.
Division Central Management and Support - Office of Rural Health
Service Description

Community Health Grant funds by statute, support safety-net organizations such as federally qualified health centers, health centers that meet the criteria for federally qualified health centers, state-designated rural health centers, free clinics, public health departments, and school-based health centers that provide care to underserved populations throughout the state. The purpose of the funds is fourfold:

-To increase access to preventive and primary care services for medically vulnerable patients in existing or new health center locations;

-To establish primary care safety net services in counties where no such services exist;

-To create new services or augment existing primary care and preventive medical services provided;
-To increase capacity necessary to serve low income patients by enhancing or replacing facilities, equipment, or technologies.


Continued support and recurring funding for the Community Health Grant program has strengthened North Carolina's health care safety net infrastructure to ensure that all of the state's low income and vulnerable residents (Uninsured, Underinsured, Medicare and Medicaid) have access to affordable and appropriate quality medical care.

Web Site https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/orh Year First Initiated 2004
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided Yes Competitive Bidding Yes
Competitive Bidding Details Applicants may receive up to $150,000 per grant. Year 1 grants are competitive and Year 2 and 3 are approved based on satisfactory performance. RFAs are posted on the Office's website when funds are available.
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility Yes
Income Eligibility Method Up to 133 percent of Federal Poverty Limit
Income Eligibility Type Earned income, Social Security, workers compensation
Whose Income Eligibility Individual income
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified Yes
Income Verified Method Prior year tax returns
Income Criteria State Statute
Income Eligibility Change 7/1/2004
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change No changes
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
Not Applicable

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0