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Community Capacity Building Funds

Funds to Grow Oregon's Provider Network for Health-Related Social Needs

Through Oregon's current 1115 Medicaid waiver, the state will be able to cover new services for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members called health-related social needs (HRSNs). Oregon has been approved to spend up to $119 million in community capacity building funds (CCBF), specifically to support investments to enable partners to provide these HRSN services:

  • Climate-related resources (March 2024)
  • Housing supports (November 2024)
  • Nutritional services (January 2025)
  • Outreach and engagement (March 2024)

Learn more about health-related social needs >>CCBF will support HRSN service providers and organizations that will become HRSN providers to develop what they need to be able to participate in the Medicaid delivery system and deliver HRSN services to qualified OHP members. 

Provider Requirements

​HRSN providers are organizations that will provide HRSN services in a way that is culturally and linguistically appropriate, responsive and trauma-informed. All contracted HRSN providers must meet certain provider qualifications.

Read the HRSN Provider Journey ​to learn more about the process and qualifications to becoming an HRSN Provider. 

​The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) defined specific organization types that are eligible for CCBF. These should be organizations who:

  • Intend to serve eligible populations,
  • Have strong community relationships,
  • The ability to provide HRSN services in a way that is culturally responsive and ensures meaningful access to language services. 
  • Meet CMS requirements. The HRSN Services Protocol and future provider guidance documents will list these requirements.  

Specifically, an organization eligible for CCBF must be one of the following entity types[1]:

  • Tribal Governments and Providers
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • Social-services agencies
  • Housing agencies and providers
  • Food and nutrition service providers
  • Case management providers
  • Traditional health workers
  • Child welfare providers
  • City, county, and local governmental agencies
  • Outreach and engagement providers
  • Providers of climate devices and services

[1] In accordance with parameters set by CMS and outlined in OHA's 1115 Oregon Health Plan Demonstration Waiver Special Terms and Conditions (STCs) and associated HRSN Infrastructure Protocol.​

CCBF Funding

​There are four main categories that the CCBF can be used for. The categories outlined and defined in the CMS-approved HRSN Infrastructure Protocol​ are:

  1. Technology
  2. Development of business or operational practices
  3. Workforce development
  4. Outreach, education and convening

Coordinated care organizations (CCOs) will administer the majority of CCBF, except for those funds reserved for Tribal Governments. CCOs will be responsible for activities including conducting outreach to entities regarding the funding opportunity, receiving and reviewing applications and awarding funding eligible entities.

CCBF CCO Grant Funds – Total 202​​4 amount available: $38,150,000*

Amount per CCO was based on 2024-member enrollment forecasts and a minimum floor to ensure all CCOs have enough capital to make meaningful investments in HRSN capacity.

*CMS allocated 119 million for Infrastructure funding, the source of CCBF, with differing amounts allocated over each demonstration year. Not all funds will be allocated via the CCO CCBF grant program, as noted above with the Tribal set aside.

CCOTotal 2024 CCBF amount
Advanced Health, LLC$1,147,645
AllCare CCO$1,995,159
Cascade Health Alliance, LLC$1,106,210
Columbia Pacific CCO, LLC$1,342,928
Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Org., LLC$2,206,295
Health Share of Oregon$10,776,267
InterCommunity Health Network, Inc.$2,431,556
Jackson County CCO, LLC$2,010,368
PacificSource Community Solutions (Central)$2,270,427
PacificSource Community Solutions (Gorge)$880,867
PacificSource Community Solutions (Lane)$2,670,245
PacificSource Community Solutions (Marion Polk)$3,865,670
Trillium Community Health Plan, Inc. (Southwest)$1,339,151
Trillium Community Health Plan, Inc. (Tri-County)$1,398,085
Umpqua Health Alliance$1,395,559
Yamhill Community Care$1,313,569
Total CCBF CCO amount for 2024:$38,150,000

CCBF is different from other CCO related funding opportunities to support investments in community capacity via the SHARE Initiative (Supporting Health for All through REinvestment) and/or Health-Related Services

Organizations interested and eligible for CCBF should reach out to the CCO(s) operating in their service area​ to learn about the process for filling out and submitting the CCBF application/budget.  

CCOs will using the same CCBF application and budget template that is available on this website, however their process for applying will differ.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions for organizations interested in applying for CCBF can be found here​.

CCBF Application Process

OHA's draft timeline for 2024 CCBFs is:

  • ​Outreach and awareness campaign: January-April 2024
  • Applications open: March-May 2024
  • Notices to awardees: July and September 2024
  • Funding disbursement: August-October 2024

​Organizations will apply for CCBF through the CCO in their service area. Organizations may apply to more than one CCO as needed, as long as the funding requests are not duplicative.

The CCBF Application and Budget Template will be standardized across the state and available on this page. You can also find a document explaining how the applications will be evaluated for funding. Some CCOs may choose to add additional requirements or criteria for evaluation. 

For more information contact the CCO you are applying to​.

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