California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Lifeline Grant Program

The Clinic Lifeline Act of 2017 (the “Act”), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on July 10, 2017, established the Lifeline Grant Program (the “Program”). The Program, authorized by Senate Bill 97, and codified in Government Code Section 15438.11, assists small and rural health facilities, including community based clinics, that may be adversely affected financially by a reduction or elimination of federal government assistance and that have little to no access to working capital.

Readoption of Regulations (Effective November 21, 2018)

The Authority readopted the emergency regulations for the Lifeline Grant Program. This readoption of the emergency regulations will expire on February 20, 2019. No changes have been made to the regulations.

Final Allocations

First Funding Round

Authority staff completed evaluations of all applications according to the evaluation criteria contained in the Program regulations. Notifications were mailed on May 22, 2018

Initial Allocations were presented to the Authority for approval as Final Allocations at its June 28, 2018 meeting.

Previous Informational Session Materials

Currently Accepting Applications

Lifeline Grant Program Application form (Word)


  • Applications are due the 1st of each month.
  • Applicants can apply to the Program only after a Federal Trigger has occurred.
  • Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and can be submitted via mail, email or hand delivery.
    • For applications that are submitted via mail or hand delivery, please be sure to provide one original and two copies.
  • Applications will be evaluated and scored within 60 days of receipt.

Approximately $11.2 million remains available for funding as of September 1, 2018

Webinar

How to Complete an Application for the Lifeline Grant Program

Date: Wed., October 31, 2018