Funding Sources

State Funding

When new monies become available, the Office of Public Health (OPH), Adolescent School health Initiative issues a competitive call for proposals to both plan and operate SBHCs. Public or non-profit entities are invited to submit applications. Successful applicants must provide a match of 20% of the contract amount received from OPH.

Typical sponsors include hospitals, community health centers, medical schools, local health departments, and school districts.

OPH contracts historically have covered:

  • Up to $50,000 for a planning grant (6-18 months)
  • Up to $150,000 for an operating grant

The cost to operate a SBHC ranges from $250,000 to $300,000 per site annually.

For more information contact:

Adolescent School Health Program
Maxine Kimbrell, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Program Manager
(504) 568-8161

Federal Funding

Federal funding is available from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Primary Health Care through a competitive process. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital's Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health provides technical assistance for those interested in applying for the federal funds.

For more information contact:

Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
Gerrelda Davis, Director
(225) 342-2657
Louisiana Health Grants Clearinghouse

Foundation Funding

Baptist Community Ministries funded one SBHC in New Orleans. Funding from Baptist Community Ministries is limited to the following parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, and Plaquemines.

For more information contact:

Baptist Community Ministries
Elizabeth L. Scheer
Health Grants Program Director
(504) 593-2357

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded funds to the Louisiana Public Health Institute post-Katrina to assist in addressing the urgent health and mental health needs of children and adolescents. This grant is to enhance and expand the number of school-based health centers in the Greater New Orleans area, including the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines.

For more information contact:

School Health Connection/Louisiana Public Health Institute
Marsha Broussard, MPH
Program Director
1515 Poydras, Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70131
504) 301-9800 x124
(504) 301-9801 (Fax)

The Rapides Foundation funded two SBHCs in central Louisiana. Funding from the Rapides Foundation is limited to the folllowing parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn.

For more information contact:

Rapides Foundation

Vicki Bernard
Vice President of Programs
(318) 767-3012