Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Incubator Program

In the Third Special Session of the 87th Texas Legislature, the Legislature passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 8 to distribute funds from federal coronavirus relief money received by the state. These funds came from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (42 U.S.C. Section 802) established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. No. A117-2). Under Section 34 of S.B. 8, the Department of State Health Services received funding for the FQHC Incubator Program. 

Program Goals: 

FQHC Incubator Program goals are to support non-profit health care organizations by enabling them to increase access to health care for Texans through:

  • expanding services or access to existing FQHCs and FQHC look-alikes 
  • promoting and supporting new non-profit and public entities through the FQHC development process. 

Grants will be provided to organizations for activities that support these goals.  

Next Steps:  

Open Enrollment opened June 30, 2022.  View details and the application process of the Open Enrollment for the Federally Qualified Health Center Incubator Program

The FQHC Incubator Program held an information session on July 18 for anyone interested in learning more about the program and the application process. 

The webinar recording can be accessed at the following link: FQHC Incubator Application Information Session Webinar

The slides from the presentation can be downloaded here: FQHC Incubator Information Session Webinar (PDF).
For questions, please contact us at: FQHCIncubator.Contracts@dshs.texas.gov. 

Last updated July 20, 2022