California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Children's Hospital Program

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

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If you have any questions about the Children's Hospital Program, please contact CHFFA.

Children's Hospital Program of 2008 (Proposition 3)

Children's Hospital Program of 2004 (Proposition 61)

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Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2018

On November 6, 2018, California voters passed Proposition 4, which enabled California to issue an additional $1.5 billion in general obligation bonds to fund the Children’s Hospital Program of 2018 under Health and Safety Code Sections 1179.81-1179.102. Eight private non-profit children’s hospitals are each eligible for $135 million, five University of California Children’s Hospitals are each eligible for $54 million, and public or private nonprofit hospitals that provide pediatric services for children eligible for California Children’s Services (“CCS”) are eligible for $150 million in total.

The second funding round for Eligible Hospitals was closed on September 10, 2020. The Authority allocated $149,222,382.43 in funding to 15 applicants in two funding rounds. There remains $777,617.57 in funds available for a subsequent funding round for Eligible Hospitals.

  • The Authority is not currently accepting grant applications for Eligible Hospitals.
  • A subsequent funding round for Eligible Hospitals will be scheduled at a later date.

Applications are provided in the “Currently Accepting Applications” table below.

Children’s Hospital Bond Act of 2018 - Currently Accepting Applications
Grant Application for Children’s Hospitals
Form No. CHFFA 10 CHP18-CH (10/2019)
PDF (fillable)

Applications for the first funding round for Children’s Hospitals are being accepted on an on-going basis until the funding for the Children’s Hospitals is exhausted..

Due on the first business day of each month, with the following exceptions:

  • For October, applications are due October 7
  • Applications are not accepted in November

Application Submission

Please submit an original and one copy of the application to the Authority by mail or in-person to:

California Health Facilities Financing Authority
Children’s Hospital Program
915 Capitol Mall, Room 435
Sacramento, CA 95814

Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2008

On November 4, 2008, California voters passed Proposition 3, which 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. Eight private non-profit children’s hospitals are each eligible for $98 million and five University of California Children’s Hospitals are each eligible for $39.2 million.

All funding has been awarded.

Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2004

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. Eight private non-profit children’s hospitals are each eligible for $74 million and five University of California Children’s Hospitals are each eligible for $30 million.

All funding has been awarded.

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