Budget/Appropriations

Funding for housing, health care, and other targeted homeless services is essential in the fight to prevent and end homelessness. While the budget process can be confusing at times, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is committed to providing timely analysis to its members and advancing the priorities of HCH grantees and consumers.

Federal Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Appropriations

Community Health Center Funding

National HCH Council Press Release on the Primary Care Funding Cliff (November 2017)

From our partners at NACHC: “The Health Center Program is authorized in Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act and administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The federal program under current law is financed through a combined mix of discretionary funding passed by Congress through the regular appropriation process for each fiscal year, and mandatory funding made available under the Community Health Center Fund (CHCF) created in 2010. After initially providing $11 billion over five years for the operation, expansion, and construction of health centers throughout the nation, Congress extended the CHCF in 2015 for two additional years (FY16 and FY17). Currently, the nation’s health centers are funded with $1.5 billion from discretionary funds, and were provided with $3.6 billion from the CHCF. However, this fund expired September 30, 2017 leaving America’s 1,400+ health center organizations to face a 70% cutback in program funding , if Congress doesn’t act.”

Learn more here. 

Current Legislation to Expand Health Center Funding:

House: H.R. 3770,  Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2017
Senate: S. 1899,  Community Health Investment, Modernization, and Excellence (CHIME) Act of 2017

About the Budget Process