CHA News Article

Applications Open for $40M GME Grant Program
Deadline is Jan. 15

Applications are now being accepted for the $40 million CalMedForce graduate medical education (GME) grant program. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2019.

To be eligible for funding, residency programs must:

  • Be located in California.
  • Be an accredited program in osteopathy, allopathy, primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics) or emergency medicine.
  • Be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training.
  • Serve medically underserved areas and populations.

CalMedForce will fund $40 million in grants in 2019 for primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California. The program is funded through Proposition 56, which was sponsored by CHA and approved by voters in 2016, and administered by Physicians for a Healthy California. Funding must be used to sustain, retain and expand GME programs to achieve the goal of increasing the number of physicians in California.

To assist programs with the application process, CalMedForce is hosting a series of informational webinars; pre-registration is required for each session. To register, click on the desired webinar date:

To subscribe to updates on the CalMedForce grant program, email with “subscribe” in the body of the message. For more information, visit the CalMedForce website.