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Published: September 19, 2022

COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Available to Help Increase Access to COVID-19 Treatment in Underserved Communities

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has launched a COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Program to help providers address barriers to COVID-19 treatment for communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Approximately 300+ safety net providers will be awarded up to $59 million.  Eligible providers include:

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and FQHC Look-Alikes.
  • Community clinics, rural health clinics, and free clinics.
  • Regional clinic networks (aka Consortia)
  • Clinics operated by county or city hospitals
  • Clinics operated by Public Health Care Systems
  • Indian Health Services (IHS)/Tribal Health clinics
  • Providers not listed above but are recommended by their Health Department. Applicants should contact T2T@phcdocs.org and include the contact information for the Health Department reference

The application deadline is September 30, 2022. The grant period is 10 months and amounts range from $50,000 to $1,000,000.  Grantees can use funds to cover qualified expenses from August 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Some grantees will also receive technical assistance and monthly coaching from the Center for Care Innovations (CCI) and free telehealth services through a third party contracted with CDPH. Learn more by viewing previous informational webinar recordings found here.

Additional office hours are available for applicants to learn more and get your questions answered. To register, select one of the dates below:

The program is administered by Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC), and overseen by CDPH. For more information, please contact PHC at T2T@phcdocs.org or (916) 894-6111 during standard business hours (Monday through Friday, 8a.m. – 4p.m.).

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