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Utah’s Primary Care Grants Program:
The Utah Primary Care Grant Program (UPCGP), administered by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care and Rural Health (PCRH) office, is closed for the new funding year. Applications were due by Friday, May 5, 2023 before 5 pm MST.
The Utah Primary Care Grant Program provides access to ambulatory primary care services needed by low income individuals and families without health insurance who are not eligible for CHIP or Medicaid. It also covers primary care services that are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, or private insurance. Private non-profit and public organizations that provide primary health care to low income, uninsured, and under-insured individuals are eligible to apply for funds to increase their capacity to serve these populations.
Program objectives include the following:
- Improve the health of eligible individuals.
- Provide continuity of care to eligible individuals who receive ambulatory primary care services.
- Increase the number of eligible individuals served in the target populations (low-wage, children, elderly, Native Americans, migrant and seasonal farm workers, individuals with chronic diseases, individuals who are unsheltered, individuals with limited English-speaking proficiency, and single heads of household).
- Increase the number of eligible encounters by individuals in the target populations.
- Increase the organizational capacity of the grantee to provide ambulatory primary health care services to eligible individuals and their families by increasing ongoing and long-term capacity.
Agencies who enroll in this program are asked to submit progress reports periodically to demonstrate their impact within their communities. Progress reports help to demonstrate the volume of patients who benefit from the services provided, the quality of care, and how this program has helped agencies achieve their goals. The Primary Care and Rural Health office also invites agencies to submit anecdotal stories to help demonstrate the success of the program to funders and legislators.
Progress reports are submitted every quarter. If you are wondering when your next progress report is due, details can be found in Attachment B of your contract.
Program Statute & Rule
“As recipients of the Utah Primary Care Grant Program, we are grateful for this generous opportunity, and for helping us serve some of Utah’s most vulnerable patients. We are confident that with this support, Creek Valley Health Clinic will change more lives going forward.”– Hunter Adams, CEO of Creek Valley Health Clinic
Learn more about the impact that the Utah Primary Care Grant Program had for Creek Valley Health Clinic.
Community Education and Outreach Grant Program:
Funding Cycle: September 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024
Release Date: July 2023
Application Submission: Primary Care Grant Program Community Education and Outreach Proposal
Quarterly Progress Report Portal: Quarterly Progress Report Online Form
Applications must be received by Utah Department of Health Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. Deadline TBD. Only online applications will be accepted.
2021 Primary Care Grant’s Map
Workforce Development Specialist
robbinwilliams @ utah.gov