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Community grant programs

Columbia Pacific CCO has been engaging in conversations with our advisors and community partners about factors that create better health outcomes and well-being for all individuals living in Clatsop, Columbia and Tillamook counties. These conversations have resulted in a five-year Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) committed to increase the intersection between healthcare, social services, and the social determinants of health. 

Our goal is to encourage and assist community-wide efforts that maximize the creation and investment in health and well-being through community-based supports and services, along with the efforts to improve population health.

In supporting local organizations in their efforts to address these priorities, we have created three grant programs:

  • Columbia Pacific CCO Large Grant Program (over $25,000)
  • Community Wellness Investment Fund (CWIF) (up to $25,000)
  • Regional Housing Impact Fund

Large Grant Program (for requests over $25,000)

Tentative application window: May 1 - July 12, 2024

Applications for 2024 large grants will be focused on three CPCCO’s Regional Health Improvement Plan priority areas:  

  • Access to Care: Social Safety Net
  • Access to Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Access to Suicide Prevention

To meet the goals of these priority areas, grant proposals will increase the number of preventive supports and services by working across sectors to address one or more of the following:

  • Improving nutrition and food access
  • Suicide prevention
  • Preventing alcohol or drug misuse
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Improving chronic health conditions
  • Coordination of services between community-based organizations, public health services, hospitals and primary care 

Projects can include, but are not limited to, increasing access to healthy food, transportation and social connections, as well as those that decrease social isolation.  

Community Wellness Investment Fund (for requests up to $25,000)

Tentative application window: May 29 - July 12, 2024

The eight priority areas for a Community Wellness Investment Fund grant include:

  1. Community Resilience and Trauma Informed Care
  2. Access to Care: Primary Care
  3. Access to Care: Behavioral Health
  4. Access to Care: Oral Health and Dental Care
  5. Access to Care: Social Safety Net
  6. Chronic Disease Prevention
  7. Suicide Prevention
  8. Housing

For more information about these priorities, please reference our Regional Health Improvement Plan web page, and the subsequent pages associated with it.

Application information will appear closer to the window start date. Check back in spring 2024 for the opportunity to apply.

Regional Housing Impact Fund

Application window: Mid-January – Mid-December 2023

With a primary focus on Oregon Health Plan enrollees, Columbia Pacific CCO invests in building clinical and community capacity for prevention, service integration, affordable housing, community-identified health priorities and health equity as core components of health care transformation.

We believe systemic change is possible, and that collaboration between multiple organizations is the key. That is why Columbia Pacific CCO supports housing impact proposals that elevate community-based knowledge, local assets, and the voices of the populations we serve.

More information about this funding effort can be found on Columbia Pacific’s commitment to affordable housing web page.

To apply for funding, click on the ZoomGrants button below.

Apply via ZoomGrants™

Event sponsorship

Application window: year round

We also support local event sponsorships.

Emphasis for funding will be on projects that are collaborative, sustainable, and integrative across the spectrum of health interventions, including social determinants. Funded projects are also intended to show sustainability over time, while also leveraging existing community resources.

We review and consider all applications for events. Requests should be submitted at least 60 days prior to the event. To apply, go to our sponsorship application form and select Columbia Pacific from the drop down menu.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please send us an email with your inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you.

Health Related Social Needs Community Capacity Building Funding

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

This support, called the Health Related Social Needs (HRSN) benefit, will help vulnerable populations access resources to stay healthy during and after life transitions. The HRSN benefit will be phased in over the timeline below: 

  • Medically necessary climate devices available March 2024
  • Housing services for individuals who are at risk of homeless available November 2024
  • Nutrition services available January 2025
  • Housing benefits will continue to roll out for additional OHP members throughout 2025

Implementing the HRSN benefit will provide new opportunities for Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to partner, coordinate care, identify needs, and track access to housing and nutrition services. Community-based organizations, social service agencies, and housing and food providers will play an important role in delivering services to eligible OHP members.

As part of this initiative, funding will be available statewide to support organizations that are interested in becoming HRSN providers. Oregon Health Authority will be distributing this funding regionally to the CCOs, and the CCOs will be responsible for reviewing applications, awarding funding, and monitoring use of the funds. This funding will allow Columbia Pacific CCO to offer grants to organizations to build the necessary capabilities and capacity to provide climate, housing, and nutrition services as a Medicaid health benefit. 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

Columbia Pacific will be accepting applications for the Community Capacity Building Funding from March 1 – May 31, 2024 through ZoomGrants. More information and application questions are 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 cpccosocialneeds@careoregon.org.

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