The purpose of the program is to improve the health and welfare of California’s critically ill children, by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for children's hospitals.
On November 6, 2018, California voters passed Proposition 4, the Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2018. The purpose of the program is to improve the health and welfare of California’s critically ill children, by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for eligible hospitals. The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) is responsible for administering the program.
Language in Proposition 4 identifies 13 children’s hospitals in California (referred to as “Children’s Hospitals”) as eligible for $1.35 billion in funding.
The 13 Children's Hospitals designated by statute are the same as the 13 hospitals that received grants under the first two Children’s Hospital Programs also administered by CHFFA and enacted by Proposition 61 in 2004 and Proposition 3 in 2008.
The 13 Children’s Hospitals consist of eight private nonprofit Children’s Hospitals and five University of California Children’s Hospitals. Grant awards for each private nonprofit Children’s Hospital was limited to $135 million, less costs of issuance and administrative costs. Grant awards for each University of California Children’s Hospital was limited to $54 million, less costs of issuance and administrative costs.
Costs of issuance are $0.75 per $1,000 of the authorized grant award and administrative costs are $10.00 per $1,000 of the authorized grant award.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis until June 30, 2036 and are due the first business day of each month, except October and November, and will be presented to the Authority the following month. For the month of October, Applications are due on October 7. Applications received on October 7 will be presented for Authority consideration at a regularly scheduled meeting in December or January. Applications are not accepted in November. Applications shall be submitted in duplicate to the Authority. Each Children’s Hospital may apply more than once. Submit completed Application by mail or in-person to:
California Health Facilities Financing AuthorityChildren’s Hospital Program915 Capitol Mall, Room 435Sacramento, CA 95814
- Public Agency
The following entities are eligible to apply for a Grant under the Children’sHospital Program of 2018: (1) A Children’s Hospital.(2) Children’s Hospitals Applying Jointly.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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