Who we are
Founded in 1991, Gary Bess Associates (GBA) has helped more than 500 private, not-for-profit organizations and public agencies meet their missions and better serve their clients and communities. GBA’s team of skilled professionals has a history of success delivering customized consultation services ranging from developing community health assessments, program evaluations, GIS mapping and analysis, community health planning, strategic planning, and grant proposal development. In 2017, GBA secured more than $95 million in grant awards for our clients.
We specialize in working with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on compliance, Changes in Scope, Operational Site Visits (OSV), Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) applications, and other forms of compliance, in addition to progress reporting, including Service Area Competitions (SACs), Budget Period Renewals, and Annual Certifications.
The 2015 round of competitive FQHC New Access Point awards demonstrates GBA’s effectiveness. GBA assisted 28 organizations with all or part of their submitted applications, and 24 were awarded. In 2016, GBA wrote four of the seven California New Access Point award applications, and all seven were GBA strategic data clients. There were only 75 health centers awarded grants in 2016.