Federal funding is allocated to Community Health Centers through the annual appropriations process and the Community Health Center Fund, which must be periodically reauthorized by Congress.
The end fund is set to expire on September 30, 2023, the end of the federal fiscal year 2023 (FY23). This marks the date by which Congress must take action to renew health center funding.
Reauthorization of the Community Health Center Fund
9/19/23: NACHC sends letter to Senators Roger Marshall, MD, and Bernie Sanders expressing support for their Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Care Workforce Act. Read letter.
9/6/23: NACHC letter to Speaker McCarthy, Minority Leader Jeffries, Majority Leader Schumer, and Minority Leader McConnell urging extension of health center funding. Read Letter.
Fall Funding Campaign: Urge Congress to pass a bipartisan solution for health centers to receive stable, long-term funding. View resources to take action for health centers.
Background on Funding
NACHC is focused on passing a bill to reauthorize the federal Community Health Center Fund. The CHCF provides about 70% of federal funding for health centers and has ensured stable, multi-year base grant funding for 300 grantees since 2015.
This funding stream is determined by the Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee in the House of Representatives and by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee in the Senate.
NACHC is working with Congress to ensure health center funding is included in the annual discretionary appropriations for FY24. This stream of funding is determined by the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee. Check out the letters and lists below to see the members of Congress who are supporting us in this year’s budget process: