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Deadline: November 2, 2015

Department of Health and Human Services: Service Area Competition

The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventive health care services to the nation’s medically underserved. Service Area Competition (SAC) funding seeks to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations served by the Health Center Program.

The SAC supports organizations seeking a grant for operational support to provide primary and preventive health care services to an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center (CHC), Migrant Health Center (MHC), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC). The term “health center” encompasses these types of grant funding (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and PHPC). Service areas and target populations listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT), available in the request for proposals, are currently served by Health Center Program award recipients whose project periods are ending in FY 2016. Applicants must demonstrate how they will make primary and preventive health care services available in a manner that maintains continuity of care to patients already served in the announced service area. Only one grant will be awarded for each announced service area.

Types of applications sought include:

  • Competing continuation: A current Health Center Program award recipient whose project period ends March 31, 2016 that seeks to continue serving its current service area
  • New: A health center not currently funded through the Health Center Program that seeks to serve an announced service area through the proposal of one or more permanent service delivery sites
  • Competing supplement: A current Health Center Program award recipient that seeks to serve an announced service area, in addition to its current service area through the proposal of one or more new permanent delivery sites

Amount: A total of approximately $255,700,000 will be available to fund 64 awardees. Award amounts will not exceed the total annual Health Center Program funding available for each service area in any budget year of the three-year project period. The total funding amount listed in the SAAT includes prorated funding to align all past supplemental awards to the announced project/budget period. The SAAT shows that funding in New Mexico is available in the following areas:

  • Albuquerque has a total of $2,463,637 in HCH funding available
  • Pecos has a total of $1,549,775 avaliable in CHC funding
  • Jemez Pueblo has a total of $909,750 available in CHC funding
  • Hatch has $4,411,590 available in CHC funding, and $4,432,408 available in MHC funding

Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations that propose to provide comprehensive primary health care services to a service area and its associated population(s) and patients identified in the SAAT (available at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/sac/) may apply.

Link: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/fundingopportunities/SAC/index.html

Note: The November 2 deadline refers to the initial application. Supplemental, required information must be submitted by November 17.

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