Health Center Program (Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Public Housing Primary Care)
To improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services. To continue comprehensive, primary health care services to defined service areas and patient populations already being served by the Health Center Program. Individual health center grant mechanisms include: (1) Community Health Centers; (2) Migrant Health Centers; (3) Health Care for the Homeless; and (4) Public Housing Primary Care Program.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, Part (42 U.S.C. 254b), Section as amended
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are domestic public and non-profit private entities, including domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations that have the capacity to effectively administer the grant.
Population groups in medically underserved areas, medically underserved populations, and special populations such as migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, people experiencing homelessness, and public housing residents.
Applicants should review the applicable HRSA notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award (NoA).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 days to up to 6 months.
Awards to support projects beyond the first budget year of the project period will be contingent upon Congressional appropriation, compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, demonstrated organizational capacity to accomplish the project's goals, satisfactory performance, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are available in the applicable notice of funding opportunity issued under this CFDA program. In addition, applicants are expected to demonstrate compliance with applicable requirements including the Health Center Program requirements and the ability to be operational within 120 days of Notice of Award.
How may assistance be used?
Applications should be designed to ensure the availability and accessibility of required primary health care services to underserved populations in the service area. Refer to the applicable notice of opportunity under this CFDA number for additional information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Monitoring includes review of annual progress and data reports and routine site visits.
Awardees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made annually. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with HHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cash Request System. Awardees draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Primary Health Care,
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16N09
Rockville, MD 20857 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,493,000,000.00; FY 19 est $4,300,000,000.00; FY 20 est $4,300,000,000.00; FY 17$4,263,000,000.00; FY 16$3,862,636,832.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$84,000 to $22,600,000; average $3,200,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations. HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects