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HRSA Grants for Primary Care Program for Homeless Individuals

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

To award grants for the purpose of enabling grantees, directly or through contracts, to provide for the delivery of primary health services and substance abuse (alcohol and/or illicit drugs) services to homeless individuals including homeless children. The grants may be used to continue to provide the services listed above for up to 12 months to individuals who have obtained permanent housing if services were provided to these individuals when they were homeless. For the purpose of this program, the term "homeless individual" means an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family), including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility that provides temporary living accommodations or an individual who is a resident in transitional housing. Grant funds must be used to provide the following services, directly or through contract: (1) Primary health care and substance abuse services at locations accessible to homeless individuals; (2) 24-hour emergency primary health and substance abuse services; (3) referral, as appropriate to medical facilities, for necessary hospital services; (4) referral of homeless individuals who are mentally ill to entities that provide mental health services; (5) outreach services to inform homeless individuals of the availability of primary health and substance abuse services; and (6) aid in establishing eligibility for assistance, and in obtaining services under entitlement programs. Federal funds may not supplant existing public or private resources that are currently allocated to assist homeless populations.

Age Group(s):
Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community, Clinic/Health Center, Hospital

Health Indicator(s):
Excessive Alcohol Consumption , Healthcare Access , Mental Health , Substance Abuse

Service Area:

Alcohol/substance abuse prevention, Chronic conditions


Site or Location Name: HRSA- 93.151 Health Center Grants for Homeless Populations

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Phone: 3015944420