Change in Date: Proposals for OHA Safety Net Capacity Grants

07/19/16  Portland, Ore.

Open to RHCs, FQHCs, SBHCs and Tribal Clinics: Proposals Now Due August 5th

The Safety Net Capacity Grant Program (SNCGP) is intended to ensure that children who are not eligible for federal or state publicly funded health insurance programs (e.g., the Oregon Health Plan) will have access to and receive primary care services including, physical, oral, mental, behavioral and vision healthcare services and to ensure that Safety Net Clinics have adequate capacity to meet the needs of this vulnerable and underserved population. 

Safety net clinics serve people regardless of immigration status. OHA anticipates awarding between 15 and 30 grants to eligible clinics in the 2016-2017 project period; with the individual amounts likely to be in the range of $50,000 - $500,000. The amount of awards will be based upon an organization’s credible estimation of the number of new and existing children in they will serve. The initial term of a grant is anticipated to be 1 year with options to renew in 6 month increments depending on new or additional funding.

A good overview are the webinar slides available here:


In response to considerable feedback received during the webinars on July 12th and email correspondence submitted to OHA, the agency is extending the closing date for both RFGPs from July 28th to August 5th. OHA anticipates issuing notices of intent to award on August 12th for both RFPGs. Also, a number of questions were raised by participants during the two webinars. OHA staff is in the process of carefully considering the range of questions raised during the webinars. OHA will post answers to questions and provide clarifications on July 20th as originally scheduled. Please submit any questions or requests for clarifications via email directly to Tammy Hurst | | — no later than 3pm on Friday, July 15th.

The dates below represents a schedule of key dates that apply to both RFGPs: #4183 and #4198. All times are listed in Pacific Time. All dates listed are subject to change.

RFGPs #4183 and #4198

Questions / Requests for Clarification Due
July 15, 2016

Answers to Questions / Requests for Clarification Issued (approx.)
July 20, 2016

Closing (Proposals Due)
August 5, 2016

Opening of Proposals
August 5, 2016

Issuance of Notice of Intent to Award (approx.)
August 12, 2016

RFGPs 4183 and 4198, including all Addenda and attachments, is published in the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at

Please visit OHA’s webpage on the Safety Net Capacity Grant Program to access materials from the two webinars, the RFGPs, Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs), and current and any future amendments. More information available: