Community Capacity-Building Funding Announcement

As part of the state’s recent Oregon Health Plan 1115 waiver, Oregon was approved to offer Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) benefits including nutrition services, housing supports, and climate devices to Oregon Health Plan (OHP, or Medicaid) members experiencing a qualifying life transition.

Organizations that already provide nutrition, housing, and climate services will play a significant role in helping to ensure that individuals who qualify for the HRSN benefit can access these supports. Funding will be available statewide to support organizations interested in becoming HRSN providers.

The Oregon Health Authority will be distributing this funding regionally to Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), and the CCOs will be responsible for reviewing applications, awarding funding, and monitoring use of the funds. This funding will allow Health Share of Oregon to offer grants to organizations to build the necessary capabilities and capacity to provide climate, housing, and nutrition services as Medicaid HRSN benefits.  

Funding will be available to support investment and activities in four categories: 

  • Technology 
  • Development of Business or Operational Practices 
  • Workforce development 
  • Outreach, education, and convening 

Health Share will be accepting applications for the Community Capacity Building Funding from March 1 – May 31, 2024. More information about the application process will be shared in the coming weeks. Additional information on this funding and the application is available here. Applications will be evaluated using the criteria included in OHA’s scoring rubric.

If you have any questions or comments about the Community Capacity Building Funding process, please reach out to us at socialhealth@healthshareoregon.org.

If you are not interested in applying for this funding but want to stay informed on the launch of these new benefits or other ways to be involved, please continue to check this website for updates.


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