|Evers Administration Program Will Support Capital Infrastructure to End Health Disparities|
|Madison, Wis. – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) announced it is accepting applications for the $50 million Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program. Originally announced as part of a $250 million equitable recovery investment by Governor Evers, this program will provide a significant investment for local and Tribal governments and nonprofit healthcare organizations to expand access to safe, secure, and affordable healthcare facilities for underserved and vulnerable communities in Wisconsin. Examples of eligible projects include construction of new healthcare facilities in underserved areas or expansion of an existing facility to provide additional healthcare capacity.
“A longstanding lack of investment in some communities has led to stark health disparities,” said DOA Secretary Joel Brennan. “The pandemic has laid bare how important it is to make sure all Wisconsinites have access to safe and affordable healthcare options, and this latest investment will help us address critical healthcare needs as we continue our pandemic recovery.”
Grants up to $20 million will be awarded through a competitive application process. Eligibility criteria and grant application materials for the Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment Grant Program, as well as information about an upcoming program webinar and Q&A submissions, are available on the program website.
The grant program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and will be administered by DOA. Applications are open through November 30, 2021.
Updates for the program will be provided via the Healthcare Infrastructure program listserv.
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