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Arkansas Charitable Clinics Grant Program

Grants to Arkansas Health Clinics to Support Necessary Health
Services for Individuals Unable to Pay for Medical Care

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Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) - Center for Health Protections, Health Systems Licensing and Regulation

Deadline Date:

04/19/21 2:00 PM CST Receipt and Electronic Submission


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Grants of up to $45,000 to Arkansas health clinics to support necessary health services for local individuals who are unable to pay for medical care. Funding may be used to provide primary care, dental, and behavioral health services for free or at low cost to patients.

The following are approved services that can be provided by Charitable Clinics:

  • Prescription assistance
  • Equipment and supplies for lab testing; costs of referral labs done at hospitals
  • Diabetic testing equipment and supplies
  • Health education materials and supplies
  • X-Ray equipment and supplies
  • Medicaid application assistance
  • Dental equipment and supplies
  • Diagnostic tests or procedures
  • Behavioral health counseling
  • Maintenance and operations
  • Computer equipment and/or software and training
  • Health Information Technology and training
  • Optometry services
  • Other services (example: translation, transportation, etc.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185446

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum amount of funding is $45,000 per entity.

Term of Contract:

Grant period: The anticipated period shall be from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

The initial term approved will be for one (1) year. Upon mutual agreement between the applicant and the agency, the sub grant may be renewed for up to six (6) additional one-year terms or portions thereof contingent upon appropriation of funding and approvals.

Total contract term, including any amendments and/or possible extensions, not to exceed seven (7) consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to obtain funding from this Program, one of the following requirements (A or B) must be met at the time of application (C-E requirements apply to all applicants):
A. The clinic is a member of the Arkansas Association of Charitable Clinics.
B. The clinic is a member of the National Association of Free Clinics
C. The clinic must be a volunteer-based, safety-net health care organization located in Arkansas that provides a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, and/or behavioral health services to economically disadvantaged individual who are predominately uninsured.
D. The clinic must be a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization or operate as a program component or affiliate of a 501 (c) 3 organizations. Entities that otherwise meet the above definition, but charge a nominal administrative fee to Patients may still be considered charitable clinics provided essential services, as mentioned above, are delivered regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.
E. All applicant clinics must be in good standing with ADH and fully operational at the time of application (these are not planning grants). The clinic does not receive public or private reimbursement from third party payer sources. Applications from clinics not meeting these requirements will not be considered.

No reimbursement will be made for the purchase of equipment or services made prior to the grant award. No state grant funds shall be used to provide goods or services to out-of-state residents.

Other funding restrictions include:
• Professional services such as legal or financial consultants.
• Indirect and administrative costs and fees such as, but not limited to, membership fees/dues to professional organizations, country clubs, etc., financial audits, subscription fees, and license renewals.
• Payment to any state agency for professional registrations, fees, and licenses.
• Real property, construction, or renovation costs.
• Materials promoting the health center name or logo (i.e. clothing, pens, cups, bags, etc. This does not include educational materials.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Due Date/Time: April 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Requested funding match requirement must be met by in-kind match.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the issuing officer’s email address shown below:

Issuing Officer: Teonia Alexander, Budget Analyst
Email Address:
Phone Number: 501-280-4705
Fax Number: 501-280-4706

Submit proposals & supporting documents to:
Arkansas Department of Health
Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Teonia Alexander
4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 22
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

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