SBHC Grant Information

The intent of the School-Based Health Centers - Improving Health Care Access for Children and Adolescents in Washington 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 expects to award three or more of each of the following grant types:

  • Planning Grants: Up to $50,000 each, to plan for a new SBHC in a community or school where one does not currently operate
  • Start-Up Grants: Up to $250,000 each, to start and open a SBHC where one does not currently operate
  • Operational, Expansion, and/or Improvement Grants: Up to $150,000 each, to maintain, improve, or expand existing SBHC operations

Grant awards will be for a 12-month period to start; funding after one year is not guaranteed and will be dependent on meeting grant deliverables and availability of state funding. Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process.

The application period closed on April 15, 2022. We will send contract award notifications by May 16, 2022, and anticipate projects to begin on July 1, 2022.

If you applied or considered applying for an SBHC grant, we want to hear from you how we can improve the SBHC grant application process in future. Please send us your feedback through this survey. The survey is open until May 31, 2022.


  • March 15, 2022 – Request for Funding Applications (RFA) posted
  • April 15, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time – Applications due
  • May 16, 2022 – Notification of Contract Awards
  • July 1, 2022 – Anticipated project start date

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