California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Children's Hospital Program

Designed to improve the health and welfare of California's critically ill children by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for children's hospitals.

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On November 2, 2004, California voters passed Proposition 61, which enabled the State of California to issue $750 million in general obligation bonds to fund the Children’s Hospital Program of 2004 under Health and Safety Code, Sections 1179.10-1179.43. On November 4, 2008, California voters passed Proposition 3, which again enabled California to issue an additional $980 million in general obligation bonds to fund the Children’s Hospital Program of 2008 under Health and Safety Code, Sections 1179.50-1179.72. The purpose of both programs is to improve the health and welfare of California’s critically ill children, by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for children’s hospitals.

CHFFA is authorized to administer both funds. Eight private non-profit children’s hospitals are each eligible for $172 million and five University of California Children’s Hospitals are eligible for $69.2 million each through Proposition 61 and Proposition 3 combined.

Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2008

Children’s Hospital Program awardees must comply with California’s prevailing wage law under Labor Code section 1720, et seq. for public works projects. The Authority recommends applicants and awardees consult with their legal counsel.