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Benefits of Being an FQHC

One of the major benefits of being designated as an FQHC is receiving the 330 grant funding. This capital can reach up to $650,000 for new-starts and it remains the primary financial resource for most FQHCs.  In addition to this funding, FQHCs and FQHC Look-Alikes can take advantage of a series of added benefits including:


  • up to $650,000 in new start money from a 330 grant

  • Enhanced Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement

  • Medical malpractice coverage through the Federal Tort Claims Act

  • Eligibility to purchase prescription and non-prescription medications for outpatients at reduced cost through the 340(b) Federal Drug Pricing Program.

  • Access to National Health Service Corps

  • Access to the Vaccine for Children program

  • Eligibility for various other federal grants and programs