AUCH Finance Peer Group

What is Supplemental Bridge Funding for Health Centers?

  • 1.  What is Supplemental Bridge Funding for Health Centers?

    Posted 08-01-2023 09:22

    Supplemental Bridge Funding for Health Centers<o:p></o:p>

    In support of the HHS Bridge Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines and Treatments, and in coordination with CDC's Bridge Access Program, HRSA will provide more than $81 million in one-time Bridge funding to active Expanding COVID-19 Vaccination (ECV/H8G) award recipients. These funds will help health centers continue providing essential COVID-19-related services (including support for equitable access to vaccines, therapeutics, and testing) to patients and residents of their community, including those who are uninsured or underinsured.<o:p></o:p>

    HRSA plans to make awards using a formula-based supplement to the current H8G awards by Friday, September 1, 2023. These health centers will then have 30 days to submit information about their planned activities and costs related to this funding.<o:p></o:p>

    HRSA will host a TA webinar soon after the release of funds. We will update the ECV TA webpage with the webinar details and Bridge funding guidance when the awards are released. Please submit questions using the BPHC Contact Form (COVID-19 Funding > ECV). <o:p></o:p>

    If you have questions about how the Bridge program will make vaccines available for uninsured persons, consider attending our upcoming COVID-19 Response Program Office Hour sessions. While we will NOT discuss the Bridge ECV supplements at these sessions, we are inviting a CDC representative to join to discuss their program. Reminders:<o:p></o:p>

    • We encourage all HRSA-supported health centers to join these Office Hour sessions, which take place every other Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET. Next Tuesday's session is at 2:30 p.m. due to the UDS Trends webinar.<o:p></o:p>
    • We recently extended the series. If needed, visit the registration page to register again for the current set of sessions.<o:p></o:p>

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    Courtney Pariera Dinkins
    Associate Director | Association for Utah Community Health
    860 East 4500 South, Suite 206 | Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 | 406.539.5823 (c) | 801.974.5563 (f) |