Local Indigent Care Needs


We are pleased to announce the CMSP Governing Board has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the CMSP Local Indigent Care Needs (LICN) Grants Program for counties and not-for-profit organizations in the following 10 CMSP counties that have not already received LICN funding:

  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • Del Norte
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Napa
  • San Benito
  • Sierra
  • Tehama

LICN Grants may support county-specific or multi-county efforts to expand the delivery of locally directed indigent care services for low-income uninsured and under-insured adults that lack access to health, behavioral health, and associated support services in CMSP counties.

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.
  • Link these populations to other community resources and support; and
  • Improve overall health outcomes for these target populations.

LICN Grant funding is available in two program tracks; Planning Project Grants (Track One) of up to $50,000 per project over a twelve-month planning period, or up to $75,000 if the project serves more than one CMSP county, and Implementation Program Grants (Track Two) of up to $500,000 per year up to a 3-year period (up to $1,500,000 total).  Eligible applicants include CMSP counties and non-profit agencies (in the counties listed above) with demonstrated capacity to create and manage a program involving multiple stakeholders.

Governing Board staff will conduct two webinars to assist potential applicants.  The first will highlight successful LICN projects in CMSP counties to provide applicants with potential project ideas.  The second will walk applicants through RFP requirements and the submission process.  Dates, times, and links to the webinars are located below:

CMSP LICN RFP: Replicating Success – Project Highlight Webinar
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 9:30 AM PST
Zoom Meeting Number: 883 3733 0176
Zoom Password: LICNAPPLY

CMSP LICN RFP: Assistance Webinar
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 10:00 AM PST
Zoom Meeting Number: 822 1419 7824
Zoom Password: LICNAPPLY

Below is a table of important dates for this RFP:

06/15/2022RFP Released
06/29/2022Replicating Success – Project Highlights Webinar at 9:30 AM PST
07/13/2022RFP Assistance Webinar at 10:00 AM PST
07/13/2022Letters of Intent Due by 3:00 PM PST
08/01/2022Proposals Due by 3:00 PM PST
09/22/2022Governing Board Proposal Review & Approval

The LICN RFP, required templates and appendices for both the Planning Project and Implementation Program can be downloaded below:

For additional information regarding this program, contact Laura Moyer, Grants Administrator at (916) 649-2631 ext. 110 or by email at grants@cmspcounties.org.