Grants Information

CMSP grants are intended to improve the health outcomes of residents in CMSP counties.  Specifically, projects are aimed at developing and strengthening the health care workforce, expanding access to specialty care, promoting the timely delivery of necessary health and behavioral health support services, responding to the pandemic, and improving the overall healthcare delivery system. See below for a summary of current CMSP grant efforts.

Grants & Workforce Development Programs:

Local Indigent Care Needs Grant (LICN)
The principal goals of the LICN program are to promote timely delivery of necessary medical, behavioral health and support services to locally identified target populations, to link these populations with other community resources and support, and to improve overall health outcomes for indigent adult CMSP county residents.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant (CERG)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governing Board released CERG funding to CMSP counties to support local preparedness, containment, recovery, and pandemic response activities.

Health Systems Development Grant (HSG)
In 2019, HSG grants were awarded to support local health care systems in CMSP counties.  HSG projects are aimed at developing and implementing strategies to reduce barriers between health care providers and systems, at promoting collaboration and system linkages to facilitate effective delivery of health care services to CMSP members and other persons receiving publicly funded health coverage.

Specialty Care Access Grants
CMSP has awarded Specialty Care Access Grants to expand the availability of specialty services to uninsured residents of CMSP counties through local mechanisms for care delivery.

Workforce Development Programs
CMSP offers two separate loan repayment programs that attract and retain healthcare professionals at CMSP provider locations. Both programs, the CMSP Loan Repayment Program and the Allied Healthcare Loan Repayment Program, offer educational debt relief in exchange for serving at a CMSP provider location.  These programs are administered through the Department of Healthcare Access and Information.

If you have any questions about a specific grant program, please contact grants@cmspcounties.org.