HFF Readiness Program
If you are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) working on a capital project to address the social determinants of health, Capital Link and the Healthy Futures Fund (HFF) want to help you make it a reality! A collaboration between the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Morgan Stanley and The Kresge Foundation, HFF announced that it will invest an additional $100 million in projects that promote healthy communities-with at least $50 million of this amount designated for FQHCs that are addressing the social determinants of health. Utilizing New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing, HFF is seeking to finance innovative, ground breaking projects that will serve as models for the ways in which FQHCs are collaborating with partners to improve the health of their communities.
In addition to offering attractive financing, HFF is offering a free HFF Readiness Program for a limited number of health centers interested in obtaining financing through the Fund. Offered through Capital Link, this program is available to select health centers through a competitive application process. Those that successfully complete the technical assistance program will be eligible for grant funding to advance their project planning. Access the application here. UPDATE: Applications are due on March 25, 2016 at 5 p.m. ET.
Ideal projects will include those that involve collaboration between health centers and other community partners that expand access to health care while also addressing at least one other critical community need, such as affordable housing, access to healthy food, job training, schools, elder care, and other projects to advance community wellness.
Please send the completed application in PDF format via email to Capital Link at firstname.lastname@example.org.