Arkansas Community Health Centers Program
The Arkansas Community Health Centers Program (CHCP) is funded by Act 1386 of 2009 and Act 180 of 2009, Tobacco Excise Tax Act. The goal of the Community Health Centers Program (CHCP) is to increase direct services to uninsured, under-insured, and underserved Arkansans, and thus: (1) increase access to healthcare, (2) improve quality of care and health outcomes, and (3) promote cost-effectiveness. These funds are intended for increasing delivery of direct services to patients of Community Health Centers (CHC), preserving and strengthening Arkansas’ 12 Community Health Centers and increasing Arkansans’ access to quality primary and preventive health care. Eligible applicants to this program are all Arkansas Community Health Centers that currently receive federal funds via the U.S. Public Health Services Act, Section 330 as of May 1, 2009.
Arkansas Charitable Clinics Grant Program
The Arkansas Charitable Clinics Grant Program is funded by Act 180 of 2009, Tobacco Excise Tax Act. The intention of the Program is to strengthen health care systems and services at the local level for Charitable Clinics, thereby increasing the number of Arkansans receiving health care services. The intent of the legislation is to provide the Arkansas Department of Health with resources to assist Charitable Clinics in providing basic primary care, dental and behavioral health services for free or at low cost to those persons unable to pay for medical care. Charitable Clinics that are located in Arkansas are eligible to submit applications under this program.