Memorial Hospital Authority Grant Program

The purpose of the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority (MHA) grant program is to improve the quality of life by funding effective projects that address the diverse issues and opportunities facing the Midwest City community. 

Click here for the application: FY 2017-18 MWC Memorial Hospital Authority Grant Application   

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate that they have identified an existing or potential need within the community, and have developed a reasonable and cost efficient method for addressing that need. 

Per the Trust Indenture (MHA Trust Indenture with Amendments), grant funds are limited to non-reoccurring expenses. Funds may be used for such things as “…improvement to or enhancement of property [with] expected useful life of greater than twenty (20) years; [an] …initial or single occurrence expenses or projects.” However, may not be “…used for or to replace or supplant any existing recurring operating expenses or personal property needs of the Beneficiary…such as maintenance…supplies, salaries…[or] general operating costs.”

New to this year’s grant application process, the MHA appointed, Board of Grantors (BOG), will only be accepting applications with one project defined. Under this project you may request multiple of the same item such as 20 radios; however, a request for multiple different items or events will not be considered. Applicants are welcome to complete more than one application, as always.

The BOG will score applications based primarily on the answers provided in “Part III: Project Overview” of the application (page 5) with the most consideration given for the overall benefit and impact to the Midwest City community (Sample Evaluation Form: Sample of the FY 2017-18 Grant Evaluation Form).

The Grant Timeline for Fiscal Year 2017-18 is as follows:

  • Friday, September 1, 2017 - Grant Applications available to the public.
  • Friday, November 3, 2017 - Grant Application submission deadline by 5:00 pm. 
  • Monday, January 8, 2018 - BOG's submission ratings due to General Manager. 
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 - BOG's meeting to discuss and finalize grant submission ratings.  
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Final grant recommendations to be presented to the Hospital Authority Trustees under Further Information (no action will be taken).
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Grant recommendations to be presented to the Hospital Authority Trustees for awarding or not of grant funds.
  • March 2018 - If grant funds are awarded, those funds will be distributed during the month of March 2018.

The History of the MHA Grant Program: In 1961, the Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority (the Authority) was created through actions by the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) and the City Council of the City of Midwest City (the City). The Public Trust was created to finance, operate, construct, and administer hospital facilities. The City Council members assumed the title and role of Trustees for the Authority.

In the following years up until 1996, the Hospital Authority provided general oversight of the Midwest City Hospital. In 1996, the Authority leased the Midwest City Hospital to a private hospital company, Health Management Associates. The Authority received $46 million up front for the thirty-year lease.

Following this transaction, the Chamber, the City, and the Authority worked together to amend the Trust Indenture. In 1997, an Amended Trust Indenture was approved. The Amended Trust Indenture provided for the protection of the “Compounded Principal” should it be necessary to re-constitute the Hospital prior to the end of the thirty-year lease. In addition, it provided that community grants could be funded from the compounded principal’s earnings.

Since 1998, the Hospital Authority Trust, with the assistance of the Board of Grantors, has awarded 294 grants to community organizations with a value of nearly $7 million dollars.