Service Area Competition

This announcement solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC).  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. 

The purpose of the SAC funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Not Available

Additional Information of Eligibility:
You must be a public or nonprofit private entity, as demonstrated through the submission of the Evidence of Non-profit/Public Center Status outlined in Section IV.2.vi.  Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

You must propose to operate a health center that makes all required primary health care services, including preventive and enabling health care services, available and accessible in the service area, either directly or through established arrangements, without regard to ability to pay.[1]  You may not propose to provide only a single type of service, such as dental, behavioral, or prenatal services.

You must provide continuity of services, ensuring availability and accessibility in the service area, by proposing to serve an announced service area and its patients identified in the SAAT.

The total unduplicated patients projected to be served by December 31, 2018, entered on Form 1A, must be at least 75 percent of the SAAT Patient Target.  See the Summary of Funding section above if your patient projection is less than the SAAT Patient Target.

Zip codes entered in the Service Area Zip Codes field on Form 5B: Service Sites for service delivery sites (administrative-only sites will not be considered) must be those where at least 75 percent of the current patients reside.[2]  Refer to the SAAT to determine the zip codes where the majority of patients reside.

Through the request for federal funding on the SF-424A, you must propose to serve all currently targeted populations (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, PHPC) and maintain the current funding distribution (as identified in the SAAT).  Funding must be requested and will be made available proportionately for all population types within the service area as currently funded under the Health Center Program.  No new population types may be added.

Note: HRSA is committed to monitoring achievement of the SAC application patient projection, as well as any additional patient projections through supplemental awards received during the project period.  If you are unable to demonstrate that you are serving the cumulative total of projected patients by December 31, 2018, future funding for the service area may be proportionally reduced when it is announced in future SAC funding opportunities.

If you are a new and competing supplement applicant, you must propose at least one full-time (operational 40 hours or more per week) permanent, fixed building s

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administrationbphcsac@hrsa.gov

Agency Email Description:
Contact Beth Hartmayer at (301)594-4300 or email bphcsac@hrsa.gov

Agency Email:
bphcsac@hrsa.gov

Date Posted:
2016-09-07

Application Due Date:
2016-11-07

Archive Date:
2017-01-06



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