California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Nondesignated Public Hospital Bridge Loan Program

Provides low cost working capital loans to eligible nondesignated public hospitals

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In September 2021, the Governor signed into law the Nondesignated Public Hospital Bridge Loan Program (NDPH Program), which enables CHFFA to issue up to a total of $40 million in working capital loans. The NDPH Program provides zero interest rate low-cost loans to eligible nondesignated public hospitals (as defined in paragraph (25) of subdivision (a) of Section 14105.98 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, excluding designated public hospitals) that are affected by financial delays associated with the transition from the Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) Program to the Quality Incentive Program (QIP). These loans are required to be paid back in two years. The loans issued by CHFFA are secured by a borrower's Medi-Cal reimbursements.

The application deadlines for the first and second funding rounds are December 1, 2021, and February 1, 2022, respectively.

Application Technical Assistance Webinar

CHFFA's application technical assistance webinar for eligible nondesignated public hospitals interested in applying for a NDPH Bridge Loan was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

The session provides an overview to assist applicants in the preparation of their NDPH Program applications and the submission process. Topics included eligibility, the application process, and more.