California Health Facilities Financing Authority

Children's Hospital Program

Improves the health and welfare of California's critically ill children by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for children's hospitals.

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If you have any questions about the Children's Hospital Program, please contact CHFFA.

Children's Hospital Program of 2008 (Proposition 3)

Children's Hospital Program of 2004 (Proposition 61)

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On November 2, 2004, California voters passed Proposition 61, which enabled the State of California to issue $750 million in general obligation bonds to fund the Children’s Hospital Program of 2004 under Health and Safety Code, Sections 1179.10-1179.43. On November 4, 2008, California voters passed Proposition 3, which again enabled California to issue an additional $980 million in general obligation bonds to fund the Children’s Hospital Program of 2008 under Health and Safety Code, Sections 1179.50-1179.72. The purpose of both programs is to improve the health and welfare of California’s critically ill children, by providing a stable and ready source of funds for capital improvement projects for children’s hospitals.

CHFFA is authorized to administer both funds. Eight private non-profit children’s hospitals are each eligible for $172 million and five University of California Children’s Hospitals are eligible for $69.2 million each through Proposition 61 and Proposition 3.

Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2004

Amendments to Regulations (Effective October 1, 2017)

CHFFA has adopted amendments to the Children’s Hospital Program of 2004 regulations that will be effective October 1, 2017.  The amendments allow CHFFA to create two new funding rounds.  The creation of the additional funding rounds ensures that the approximately $8 million that remains for grant awards is disbursed.  A new Application Form that is shorter and more streamlined has been developed for the Third Funding Round and Fourth Funding Round.  The Third Funding Round opened October 1, 2017 and ends June 30, 2018.

Children’s Hospital Program of 2004 Funding Round 3 and 4 Grant Application Form,
Form No. CHFFA 5.1, Rev. 02-2017-61

Children's Hospital Bond Act of 2008

Amendments to Regulations (Effective March 28, 2018)

CHFFA has adopted amendments to the Children’s Hospital Program of 2008 regulations that became effective on March 28, 2018. The amendments allow CHFFA to create a second funding round. The Application Form has been revised for the second funding round which opens July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2022.

Current Program (First Funding Round)

Children’s Hospital Program awardees must comply with California’s prevailing wage law under Labor Code section 1720, et seq. for public works projects. CHFFA recommends applicants and awardees consult with their legal counsel.