Local Indigent Care Needs

LICN Planning and Implementation Grant Request for Proposals

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 16 CMSP counties that have not already received LICN funding:

  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • El Dorado
  • Imperial
  • Kings
  • Lake
  • Lassen
  • Mendocino
  • Modoc
  • Napa
  • Plumas
  • San Benito
  • Sierra
  • Siskiyou
  • 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 separate 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 with demonstrated capacity to create and manage a program involving multiple stakeholders.

Please download the LICN Planning and Implementation Grant RFP, Required Documents, and Informational Resources for both the Planning Project Grant and the Implementation Grant below:

Governing Board staff will conduct two types of webinars to assist potential applicants.  The first set of webinars will focus on current and past successful projects in CMSP counties.  The second set of webinars will walk through the RFP requirements and submission process.  Dates, times, and links to the webinars are located below:

Replicating Success – Project Highlights from CMSP Counties

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM PST


Zoom Meeting Number: 815 0253 1405
Zoom Password: 083698

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 1:00 PM PST


Zoom Meeting Number:  848 2321 3879
Zoom Password:  785083

RFP Assistance Webinars

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST


Zoom Meeting Number:  832 8780 1732
Zoom Password:  616592

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST


Zoom Meeting Number:  845 7258 8029
Zoom Password:  658757

Additionally, please find a timeline of upcoming important deadlines related to this funding:

07/01/2021RFP Released
07/20/2021Replicating Success – Project Highlights from CMSP Counties Webinar at 1:00 PM PST
08/11/2021Replicating Success – Project Highlights from CMSP Counties Webinar at 1:00 PM PST
08/13/2021Letters of Intent Due by 5:00 PM PST
08/24/2021RFP Assistance Webinar at 10:00 AM PST
09/01/2021Submission Period Opens
09/08/2021RFP Assistance Webinar at 10:00 AM PST
09/30/2021Grant Applications Due by 3:00 PM PST
December 2021Governing Board Application Review and Approval

All grant applications must be submitted via CMSP’s grants platform Submittable.

Submittable Planning Application Link

Submittable Implementation Application Link

For more information about this program please contact Laura Moyer, Program Analyst at (916) 649 – 2631 x110 or by email at lmoyer@cmspcounties.org.