Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Incubator Project

SFY21-22 FQHC Incubator Project Grant Recipients

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

Nevada Health Centers (NVHC) will develop a pharmacy service line at Nevada Health Centers’ Martin Luther King Center to serve clients in Clark County’s Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and provide enhanced services to Clark County’s homeless population. This will be done through a new high-speed and automated robotic pharmacy dispensing system that will allow for the expansion of pharmacy and chronic disease management.

Northern Nevada Hopes, Washoe County, Nevada.

Northern Nevada Hopes (NNH) will increase capacity to provide chronic disease management services to clients through a targeted chronic disease management outreach program to include healthcare navigation, education, and population management, as part of HOPES Diabetes Prevention Program.  In addition, NNH is working to increase capacity to provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).  This will be done through an integrated behavioral health plan for direct services, which includes case management, MAT services, and education.

Community Health Alliance, Washoe County, Nevada

Community Health Alliance (CHA) is establishing a comprehensive telehealth program, which includes developing standardization through policies, procedures, templates, and training providers on evidence-based and best practice tools to enhance and expand CHAs.

Hope Christian Health Center, Clark County, Nevada

Hope Christian Health Center (HCHC) is working to develop and implement an integrated health system which includes behavioral health services. This includes providing clients with in-house mental health outpatient services and measuring behavioral health outcomes. In addition, HCHC is increase capacity of primary care clinics through an expansion of services, service hours, increasing mobile outreach and expanding an outreach program into the surrounding community to share the resources available. 

    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 Grants Managment Unit (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.

        For more information on the FQHC Incubator Project contact:

        Connie Lucido
        Chief, Grants Management Unit