SBHC Planning, Start Up, and Operations Grant Information

The intent of the Washington School-Based Health Centers grant is to fund projects which will increase the number, capacity, and sustainability of SBHCs in Washington; improve the health and educational outcomes of children and youth in Washington; and continue efforts to increase health equity throughout Washington and prioritize serving, engaging, and supporting historically underserved communities, including Tribal communities.

DOH awarded the first planning, start-up, and operations grants in 2022. Currently, all grantees are implementing their projects.

  • Planning Grants ($50,000) – Planning grant recipients gather information, support, and resources to plan for a new SBHC in a community or school where one does not currently operate.
  • Start-Up Grants ($250,000) – Start-up grant recipients use grant funding to implement their existing SBHC start-up plan to open and operate an SBHC in a community or school where one does not currently operate.
  • Operational, Expansion, and/or Improvement Grants ($150,000) – Operations grant recipients have an established SBHC and use grant funding for ongoing operations and/or an expansion or improvement project.

Please see the SBHC story map for information on the current DOH SBHC grant recipients and their projects.

New grant awards are not currently available. The 2022 Request for Applications, School-Based Health Centers – Improving Health Care Access for Children and Adolescents in Washington, is available for reference.