The Wyoming Department of Health is taking applications for the Primary Care Support Program. Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says the program is designed to help communities fulfill unmet healthcare needs by providing funds to new and existing Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics. The grants can be used for one-time start up costs for new clinics, or to allow existing clinics to expand, initiate new services, or comply with quality criteria.

The Wyoming Primary Care Association will serve as a partner for the grant's administration. The grant program has $1 million in state funds available and the funds will be awarded to one or more applicants on a competitive basis. A 25 percent cash or in-kind community match is required, along with a letter of support from the respective county commission. The request for proposals will close on May 31st.