||Service Area Competition
|Opportunity Category Explanation:
|Funding Instrument Type:
|Category of Funding Activity:
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
|Additional Information on Eligibility:
||1) An applicant 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.
2) The applicant must request funding to support the operation of a health center that provides required comprehensive primary, preventive, and enabling health care services, either directly or through established arrangements, without regard to ability to pay. An applicant may not propose to provide only a single service, such as dental, behavioral, or prenatal services.
3) The applicant must propose to serve an announced service area and its patients identified in the SAAT.
a) The total unduplicated patients projected to be served by December 31, 2017, entered on Form 1A, must be at least 75 percent of the SAAT Patient Target. See the Summary of Funding section above if the patient projection is less than the SAAT Patient Target.
b) Zip codes entered in the Service Area Zip Codes field on Form 5B: Service Sites must be those where at least 75 percent of the current patients reside. Refer to the SAAT to determine the zip codes where the majority of patients reside.
Note: Health centers will be held accountable for all patients projected to be served, as well as any additional patient projections through supplemental awards received during the project period. If a health center is unable to demonstrate that it is serving the cumulative total of projected patients by December 31, 2017, announced funding for the service area may be proportionally reduced.
 HRSA considers service area overlap when making funding determinations for new and competing supplement applicants if zip codes are proposed on Form 5B: Service Sites beyond those listed on the SAAT. For more information about service area overlap, refer to Policy Information Notice 2007-09.
||Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
||May 03, 2016
|Last Updated Date:
||May 03, 2016
|Estimated Synopsis Post Date:
||Sep 13, 2016
|Estimated Total Program Funding:
|Expected Number of Awards:
||This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) 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 served by the Health Center Program. This FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for 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 – section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC – section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH – section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC – section 330(i)). For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” encompasses these types of grant funding (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and PHPC).