FQHC Grant Writing – Getting the Help You Need
Throughout the year, community health centers have numerous opportunities to apply for grant funds. What these funds can be used for varies from grant to grant, but most often monies are allotted for things like helping health centers provide new or expanded services. Due to high levels of competition for most grants, winning one is never a simple process. And more and more, community health centers are turning to organizations such as ours for FQHC grant writing help.
Grant writing requires a significant investment of time, labor, and other resources, which are all things that many organizations simply cannot spare. Unfortunately, for these reasons, organizations often either fail to pursue grant opportunities or enter into the application process without a strategic plan, which never fails to sap resources but rarely results in funding.
FQHC Grant Writing – Our Process
Populations and Needs Assessment
One of the first steps when seeking grant funds is to undertake an assessment that analyses the need for services in your community. For your Needs Assessment, we will perform thorough research, then chart and map all of the most important conditions and demographics, providing you with a complete view of the needs present in your community.
Geography plays a key role in nearly every decision we make. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to service needs or redrawing service area boundaries — all of these issues involve questions of geography. Our team can graphically illustrate your community and service area with the finest in understandable and attractive Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
Our extensive experience with FQHC Grant writing has shown us just how important it is for organizations to create concise and detailed project narratives that help their applications stand out from the pack. We are skilled in articulating project plans and understand the important points that must be made in your application to effectively engage reviewers.
Healthcare Plans/Business Plans
The best way to develop your program is to plan for your outcomes. That is to say, know what you want to do and know how you will know when you have accomplished it. Initiating new medical services requires a strong understanding of quality improvement and assurance programs. Designing robust healthcare and business plans that meet HRSA standards and are easy for your providers and staff to use requires a comprehensive understanding of patient needs, acceptable protocols, benchmarking standards, as well as how services can be inter-related and inter-dependent.
Budgeting and Financial Analysis
Budgeting correctly for an expansion of services is critical. It is imperative that organizations carefully forecast future operation income and expenses in order to demonstrate potential for project sustainability. OOA can help your organization handle the many complexities of budgeting and financial analysis, ensuring that you have the information that you and the reviewers need.
With nearly 30 years of experience in FQHC grant writing, we can help you get the funding you need.
For assistance with your grant, call or email us today –
800.892.2409 or firstname.lastname@example.org