U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: New Access Points
The New Access Points (NAP) program supports new service delivery sites under the Health Center Program to provide comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. New access points improve the health status and decrease health disparities of medically underserved and vulnerable populations and address barriers to affordable and accessible primary health care services for a specific population and/or community.
NAP applications may be submitted by new organizations (new start applicants) or by health centers currently receiving Health Center Program operational funding (satellite applicants). Applicants must demonstrate that the new access point(s) will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations in the service area. In addition, applicants must document a high level of unmet need within their service area and target population, a sound plan to meet this need, and readiness to implement the proposed plan. Further, applicants must demonstrate that the plan maximizes collaborative and coordinated delivery systems for the provision of health care to the underserved. The term “health center” refers to all health centers authorized by section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended (i.e., Community Health Center; Migrant Health Center; Health Care for the Homeless; and Public Housing Primary Care). Applicants may request funding to serve one or multiple population types within a single application.
Amount: $50,000,000 is available for approximately 75 awards at up to $650,000 each.
Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations. Applicants must propose a new access point that:
- Provides comprehensive primary medical care as its primary purpose
- Provides services, either directly onsite or through established arrangements, without regard to ability to pay
- Ensures access to services for all individuals in the service area/target population
- Provides services at one or more permanent service delivery sites
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