Funding Opportunity: Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS): Construction Projects HRSA–22–134 (AL/CFDA No. 93.493) Applicant Name: Shasta Community Health Center, 1035 Placer Street, Redding, CA 96001 (Shasta County) Project Director’s name: Constantine D. Germano, CEO, (530) 246-5980/Fax: (530) 245-0863 E-Mail Address: email@example.com; Web Site Address: www.shastahealth.org Congressional District: CA-001 HRSA/BPHC Funding requested: $750,000.00 Other Existing Federal Funding: $5,526,535 [CHC $4,655,423 & HCH $871,112]; $254,593 RWCA Part C #H76HA00616; Teaching Health Center – Graduate Medical Education $554,947 #T91HP25792, $441,870 #T9CHP42276, & $320,000 #T9CHP45646 Shasta Community Health Center (SCHC) was established in 1988 in Shasta County, Redding, CA, with a mission to provide comprehensive, high-quality primary and preventive medical, dental, and mental health care to underserved residents of this rural northern California County. SCHC has rural clinics in Anderson and Shasta Lake City, CA, and became an FQHC in 1997. We have a Dental Program which works in concert with the Shasta College Dental Hygiene Training Program, and we are recognized as a Level III, Patient-Centered Medical Home. In 2021, the clinic saw 34,800 unduplicated patients and provided 151,276 patient visits. SCHC's patient population for 2021 included 3,222 homeless with 18,632 encounters and cared for 4,370 dually eligible (Medicare-Medicaid) patients. We offer a ready point of access for the developmentally disabled, a primary resource for medical treatment of substance abuse, and we are the Ryan White Care Act, Early Intervention Service for nearly 200 HIV+ individuals from 6 rural counties. In 2021, 39% of our patients were below the 200% FPL, and 31% were between 100%-200% FPL. Medi-Cal is the payer for 67% of our patients, while 7% are uninsured. We have an established Family Medicine Residency program and an NP/PA post-graduate f
ellowship Program. There are 30,890 women of childbearing age and over 2000 births annually in Shasta County. Half the births are to women who depend on Medi-Cal. Further, the county is impacted by high ACE scores (twice that of CA), and women and ethnic minorities are at the most significant risk. ACEs are linked to chronic health issues, mental illness, and substance use in adulthood. Evidence shows that ensuring a strong start for children through access to enhanced resources (including primary care) can help prevent ACEs. To improve access to care, SCHC is building a two-story 31,400 sq. ft. medical facility at 1000 Placer St., Redding, CA. to integrate maternity, women's health, and pediatric services into the central SCHC medical hub at 1035 Placer St., Redding, CA. The facility will be built on land SCHC has owned since 2019, directly across the street from the main health center and kitty-corner to its Neuropsychiatry and Specialty Center. Demolition of 3 decayed buildings at the existing site will begin in June 2022, construction will start between July-August of 2022, and the new site will be completed and opened by the fall of 2023. The innovative center will house 31 exam rooms and create space for 3 new medical providers (plus support staff) and create a minimum of 16 new jobs. We anticipate seeing a minimum of 35,000 patient visits at the new center each year. By positioning the Mother’s, Babies, and Children's Center in SCHC's main hub, patients will have easy access and improved linkages to a full spectrum of care, including behavioral health services. This grant of $750,000 will be used to purchase equipment only as defined in HRSA 22-134. Purchasing will begin as construction unfolds and before the center opens in 2023. All the construction costs for the building will be covered through a combination of a loan, New Market Tax Credits, and a cash contribution from SCHC.