The Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program
The Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program was created through Wyoming Statute § 9-2-127 during the 2011 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature.
Purpose: The purpose of the Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program is to provide grants to Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics for capital construction and start-up costs, as follows:
- As one-time start-up costs of a new Community Health Center or Rural Health Clinic; or
- To allow existing Community Health Centers or Rural Health Clinics to:
- Expand the population served; or
- Initiate new services; or
- Facilitate compliance with quality criteria.
- Grants cannot be used for operational expenses.
Program Rules and Regulations: Click HERE to view the Rules and Regulations for the Wyoming Primary Care Support Grant Program. The Rules provide full details on the requirements of the Program.
For 2015: The 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature appropriated an additional $200,000 for awards. The maximum allowable grant to any one (1) Community Health Center or Rural Health Clinic under this Program is $1 million; however, available funding limits the maximum award to $200,000 for this application period.
For 2013: There is $1 million available for grants to clinics through June 30, 2017. The maximum amount allowable per grant award to any one (1) Community Health Center or Rural Health Clinic is $1 million.
Matching Fund Requirement: All applications must have local matching funds (cash, in-kind, or both) in an amount no less than 25% of the funding request and must provide evidence of such in the application.
General Eligibility: The following are general eligibility requirements. Full details and definitions of clinic types can be found in the Program Rules and Regulations.
- New Community Health Centers which will apply for a "New Access Point" grant to receive Public Health Service Act Section 330 (PHS 330) funding as a federally qualified Community Health Center.
- Existing Community Health Centers.
- Existing Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alikes (FQHC-LAs).
- Eligible Community Health Centers do not include other types of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) including, but not limited to, migrant and homeless clinics.
- New Rural Health Clinics which will apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to receive designation as a Rural Health Clinic.
- Existing Rural Health Clinics.
- Clinics which received an award under the Program in 2013 are eligible to apply in 2015.
- New applicants will have higher priority.
- Current project and award status will be considered during the selection process.
- Additional Eligibility Requirements
- Applicants must have an electronic health record, or inclusion of an electronic health record in the applied for project, that has been certified under the Certified IT Product List (CHPL). The CHPL is available online at http://onc-chpl.force.com/ehrcert.
- Applicants must have approval to apply for a grant under the Program from the Board of County Commissioners of the applicable county which is no more than six (6) months old at the time of application.
Application: The Program will accept applications between May 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015. Awards will be determined after the close of the application period. Click HERE to download the application package.