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RFA #41134 - School-Based Health Center Program Fiscal Year 2024 – 2027 Grant Funding Opportunity

This funding opportunity is now closed.

Funding Opportunity Overview

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications from organizations supporting school-based health centers (SBHCs) committed to serving and providing care to children and youth in Colorado.

SBHCs are medical clinics that offer health care to children and youth either in a school or on school grounds. SBHCs are critical safety net providers, offering primary medical care, behavioral health care, social services, dental health services, and health education. Services can include; well-child exams, sick visits, immunizations, health screenings, mental health and other counseling, reproductive health services, and school-wide health promotion activities. Located at school, SBHCs are convenient; many centers offer same-day appointments or permit walk-ins, preventing parents and guardians from taking time off work to take their child to appointments, and students spend less time away from school. 

This RFA opportunity invites eligible organizations to apply for funding to support planning to open new SBHCs and funding to support current operating SBHCs. 

Funding is currently available for the School-Based Health Center Operating Support Strategy under the Operating SBHC Track and for the Initial and Accelerated Planning-to-Operate (PTO) Phases under the PTO SBHC Track.

Funding is not currently available for the Screening, Brief, Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - SBHC Project and School-Based Oral Health (SBOH) Project Strategies. Applications for these strategies will still be accepted and held until additional funding becomes available. Application responses for the strategies will not be reviewed or scored until funding becomes available.

Read the full RFA document here (version 3).

RFA #41134 Application Materials

Download the RFA Application Packet Here.

RFA #41134 Reference Documents

Appendix A: SBHC Operating Track Guidance Document
Appendix B: SBHC PTO Track Guidance Document
Appendix C: SBHC RFA Glossary
Appendix D: Sample Statement of Work
Appendix E: SBHC Program Quality Standards
Appendix F: SBHC Program Menu of Services
Appendix G: Sample SBHC Operating Minimum Data Elements
Appendix H: Sample SBHC Performance Measures
Appendix I: Sample Performance Measures Reporting Guide
Appendix J: Financial Risk Assessment Questionnaire FAQ
Appendix K: Sample SBIRT-SBHC Project Guidebook
Appendix L: Samples of SBIRT Clinical Algorithms
Appendix M: 2021-22 Percent Minority Students_Students of Color

Questions and Answers during the open RFA period.
RFA Applicant Informational Webinar
RFA Timeline
Schedule of Activities Timeline Time Date
RFA Published on the CDPHE SBHC program funding opportunity website  9:00 AM MST November 14, 2022
Pre-Application Informational Webinar (recording)  N/A Available on RFA website by
November 21, 2022
Deadline for applicants to submit written inquiries. Submit all inquiries by email to by 5:00 PM January 18, 2023 
(No questions will be accepted after this date/time)
5:00 PM MST January 18, 2023
Answers to written inquiries and any changes to the RFA published on the CDPHE SBHC program funding opportunity website 5:00 PM MST January 20, 2023
Application submission deadline 5:00 PM MST

January 27, 2023

Evaluation Period  N/A January 30, 2023 - 
March 3, 2023
Estimated Notification of Possible Award  N/A March 10, 2023
Estimated Contract Effective Date
The resulting contract may be renewed for a maximum of up to 4 additional years, at the sole discretion of CDPHE) 

N/A July 1, 2023

Additional Resources

Youth Healthcare Alliance (YHA) guide to Opening an SBHC.
Youth Healthcare Alliance (YHA) guide to Running an SBHC.
School-Based Health Alliance (SBHA) National Voice for School-Based Health Care homepage.