Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Incubator Project

For more information on the FQHC Incubator Project contact:

Connie Lucido
Chief, Grants Management Unit

SFY20-21 FQHC Incubator Project Grant Recipients

Nevada Health Centers, Carson City, Elko, & Clark Counties, Nevada

Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) plans to bring health care services directly to students and families in thirty-nine (39) schools located in Carson City, Elko County, and Clark County. Health care services are primarily delivered via telehealth, as each school is equipped with a cart and video monitor, Bluetooth-connected stethoscope, handheld exam camera, and instrument with attachments to examine the ear, nose and throat, which the school nurse uses to assist the doctor with their exam.

In addition, Nevada Health Centers established a “Direct-to-Consumer” virtual service, where families can use their smartphones, tablets, or computers to see one of their medical, behavioral health, or dental providers. With the closure of all Nevada schools in March 2020, the virtual program became an instrumental component of their program.

Community Health Alliance, Washoe County, Nevada

Community Health Alliance (CHA) implemented a coordinated care project through two (2) Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows (BGCTM) sites in Washoe County. This pilot project funded Partnership Coordinators at the BGCTM sites, who identify BGCTM members in need of health care services, schedule their appointments, and transport them to their appointments during the members’ regularly scheduled time at the BGCTM.

In addition, CHA implemented the “5210 Let’s Go!” nutrition and health information program to BGCTM members. “5210 Let’s Go!” is a healthy lifestyle initiative to create environments that support healthy choices in Washoe County. The program brings evidence-based strategies for healthy living into schools, childcare and out-of-school programs, health care practices, and workplaces.

    SFY22-23 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

    January 16, 2021

    The State of Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Grants Management Unit (GMU), is excited to announce an upcoming Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This NOFO is intended to solicit competitive proposals from Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes for State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2022 and 2023. Awarded projects will implement projects to expand access to health care among underserved communities.

    The DHHS plans to award up to $700,000 per fiscal year. These grants cover a 24-month period beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023. Funding is contingent upon availability of funds, as well as sub-recipient performance in the first year. Proposals are to be submitted to DHHS in accordance with the timeline in the instruction package, which is available at http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/Grants/GMU/ or may be requested by contacting the Grants Management Unit via e-mail at gmu@dhhs.nv.gov.

    Questions about the NOFO were due by 3:00pm on Friday, February 19, 2021, and answers have been posted on the GMU page. Applications are due by 3pm on Friday, March 26, 2021 by 3:00PM.