It’s Official! Pennsylvania Governor’s Signature Removes FQHC Funding Cap

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf signed SB 273, now known as Act 100 of 2020, into law, amending the Community-Based Health Care Act (CBHC). CBHC established a grant program within the Department of Health for safety-net providers to expand or create new sites. Over the years, this program has been used by many providers to support improvements in access to care. Unfortunately, the legislation imposed an arbitrary statutory cap only on FQHCs to apply for no more than 25% of the grant funding, a restriction that meant the state might not be funding the best applications.