Community Capacity Building Funding

Health-Related Social Needs

Starting in 2024, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), providers, community organizations and others will launch a set of non-medical services not typically offered through Medicaid to Oregon Health Plan members as part of Oregon’s Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) Initiative. HRSN services will include housing-related supports, nutrition services, and climate devices for qualifying individuals experiencing a life transition.

Community Capacity Building Funding 

Oregon is providing HRSN Community Capacity Building Funding to support organizations interested in becoming HRSN providers. The Oregon Health Authority will distribute this funding regionally to CCOs including Trillium. Trillium and other CCOs will be responsible for reviewing applications, awarding funds, and monitoring use of the funds. 

Community Capacity Building Funding Application Process

Trillium coordinates benefits for residents of Lane, Western Linn (Harrisburg), Western Douglas (Reedsport), Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties. 

Organizations that would like to apply for HRSN Community Capacity Building Funding must submit an application (PDF)Solicitud (PDF) and budget funding request (PDF), Solicitud de Financiación del Presupuesto (PDF) to Trillium in the service area in which they will provide HRSN Services.

Applications will be scored using a standardized Community Capacity Building Funding Scoring Rubric (PDF), Rúbrica de Puntuación para la Financiación del Desarrollo de Capacidades Comunitarias (PDF). Organizations may apply to more than one CCO to meet the needs of their service area. However, funding requests must be non-duplicative.

Applications will be accepted starting March 1, 2024 and close May 31, 2024.

More information to come on how to submit an application to Trillium Community Health Plan.

Allowable Uses for Community Capacity Building Funding

Examples of allowable Community Capacity Building Funding categories and services include:

  • Technology (procure IT infrastructure/data platforms, develop an HRSN eligibility and services screening tool)
  • Development of business or operational practices (develop related policies and procedures, purchase a commercial refrigerator to provide additional medically tailored meals to qualifying members)
  • Workforce development (cost to recruit, hire and train new staff, salary and fringe for staff that will work directly on HRSN for up to 18 months)
  • Outreach, education and convening (translate materials, plan for and facilitate community-based outreach events to support awareness of HRSN services)

If you have any questions or comments about the Community Capacity Building Funding process, please contact TCH_OpsAdministration@TrilliumCHP.com