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.

The Legislature appropriated $20 million for the Program. The Act allows the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (the “Authority”) to develop the Program’s selection criteria, the process for awarding grants, and the adoption of emergency regulations for implementation and administration.

The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) adopted emergency regulations for the Lifeline Grant Program on February 23, 2018.

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.

A subsequent funding round has not been scheduled. We encourage you to visit this site periodically for information on future funding rounds.

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