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Wisconsin Primary Care Programs: Community Health Center Grants

The Wisconsin Primary Care Office also manages state grants to Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) and healthcare for the homeless centers. To be eligible for the state grants, these community-governed clinics must be located in a designated Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/MUP). Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 250.15, the Wisconsin Legislature has specified that $1,500,000 shall be awarded to Free and Charitable Clinics (FCCs) each fiscal year as well.

The FQHCs and FCCs are located throughout the state. They provide access to comprehensive primary care, dental care and mental health services to low-income, uninsured, and homeless populations in their rural or inner-city communities that have shortages of health professionals. More information on community health and healthcare for the homeless centers is available:

Free and Charitable Clinics - Funding Opportunity

The Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Public Health (DPH) is issuing this Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) to provide interested parties with information to prepare and submit an application to be selected for funding. The funding is designed to be used primarily to build Free and Charitable Clinic capacity by starting new or expanding existing services.

  • All FCCs
  • The grant application materials and more information can be found on the Public Notice webpage.
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 by 3:30 p.m. CDT - Applications submitted after this date and time will not be reviewed.

Questions about these state grants should be directed to:

Jaime Olson
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Phone: 608-267-1440

Last revised January 12, 2023