Community Health Resources Commission​

FY 2019 Call For Proposals ​​(APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED)​​​

Promoting Community Health Resources: Supporting innovative, replicable, and sustainable projects that serve vulnerable populations and promote health equity is the grants program of the CHRC. The program will award grants to community health resources serving Maryland residents. 

The RFP has the following three strategic priorities:​ 

  1.  Preserving or enhancing the state’s ability to serve vulnerable populations regardless of insurance status; 
  2. Promoting health equity by reducing health disparities and addressing the social determinants of health; and 
  3. Supporting community-based projects that are innovative, sustainable, and replicable.  ​

In this year’s Call for Proposals, the Commission will consider projects in three categories: 

  • Promoting delivery of essential health services: primary/preventative care, dental, and women’s health services; 
  • Addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic through behavioral health integration; 
  • Promoting food security and addressing childhood and family obesity.

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CHRC Impact Statement

To view a copy of the Commission's most recent Impact Statement, click here​.​

The Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC) was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 2005 to expand access to health care services in underserved communities in Maryland. The CHRC is an independent commission operating within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), whose 11 members are appointed by the Governor. Since its inception, the CHRC has awarded 210 grants totaling $64.1 million, supporting programs in every jurisdiction of the state. These programs have collectively served more than 466,000 Marylanders, and grants awarded by the CHRC have enabled grantees to leverage $23.1 million in additional federal and private/non-profit resources.​

The CHRC supports the work of community health care resources and fulfills its statutory mission in the following activities:

  1. Awarding grants to expand access in underserved areas and support public health priorities;
  2. Staffing the Maryland Council on Advancement of School-Based Health Centers​​; and
  3. Providing ongoing technical assistance to CHRC grantees and other programs and executing other Special Projects.

In fulfilling these responsibilities, the Commission implements a thorough system of performance measurement to ensure public resources are utilized effectively and efficiently so that Maryland’s underserved communities receive high-quality health care services. 

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