Health Centers Grants for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers


To support the development and operation of Health Centers and Migrant Health Programs that provide primary health care services, supplemental health services, technical assistance and environmental health services, which are accessible to migrant and seasonal agricultural farm workers and their families as they move and work.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/18/2005 (Combined with other HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care Health Center Programs under 93.224)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2003, 126 migrant health grantees at 400 sites serving approximately 650,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers across 40 states and Puerto Rico. The National Advisory Council on Migrant Health has been instrumental in raising issues of concern to the program by hearing directly from migrant farmworkers through farmworker public hearings around the country. The same is expected for fiscal year 2004.
Public Health Service Act, Title III, Section 330(g), as amended, Public Law 104-299.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any public or nonprofit private entity. Priority will be given to applications submitted by community-based organizations which are representative of the populations to be served. Profit-making organizations are not eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Migrant agricultural workers, seasonal agricultural workers, and members of their families, as defined in Section 330(g) of the Public Health Service Act.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For others, costs will be determined in accordance with DHHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart Q.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Necessary coordination varies: Contact the appropriate HRSA Regional Division Offices for details. 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 subject to the requirements of the Public Health System Impact Statement.
Application Procedure
Application forms are available from the HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue, Suite 450 Gaithersburg, MD 20879, 1-877-477-2123. All applicants must prepare Form, PHS 5161, Application for Federal Assistance (non-construction), fully documenting the need for and the proposed amount of the grant. This program is subject to the grants administration provisions of DHHS Regulations at 45 CFR, Part 92 (for State and local governments) and 45 CFR, Part 74 (for nonprofit private organizations), as appropriate. Applications are subject to review pursuant to 45 CFR 100.
Award Procedure
Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of non-Federal experts. After selection for funding, grant awards will be made by the Division of Grants Management and Operations.
Applications are due on the dates associated with the service are as specified in the HRSA Preview.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Renewals are subject to review pursuant to 45 CFR 100.
How are proposals selected?
(1) Relative merit of grant proposals as measured against the Bureau's funding criteria, specific program guidelines, and regional priorities and needs; (2) reasonableness and appropriateness of costs; and (3) past management performance of the applicant.
How may assistance be used?
Migrant Health Centers program funds may be used for the planning, development, and operation of health programs for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Health Centers Programs for migrant farmworkers include the defined primary and supplemental services as specified in the legislation. Funds may also be used to assist in the implementation of acceptable environmental health programs. In addition, program funds may be used to conduct projects and studies to assist States and entities which have received grants or contracts under Section 330 (g) in the assessment of problems related to camp and field sanitation, pesticide hazards, and other environmental health hazards to which migrant agricultural workers, seasonal agricultural workers, and members of their families are exposed.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to submit to the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) an annual report that describes the utilization costs of services provided under the grant, and provide such other information as the Secretary determines appropriate. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final financial status and progress reports are due 90 days after the end of a project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the DHHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records 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 regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula for the amount of the grant. The amount is negotiated based on costs of the proposed grant activities.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made for up to 5-year project periods. Continued support, beyond the first year, is contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of Federal funds and a determination by HRSA that continuation of the grant is in the best interest of the Federal Government.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact the HRSA Office of Performance Review Regional Division Offices.
Headquarters Office
Program Contact: Director, Division of Health Center Management, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, 4350 East-West Highway, 7th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4420. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, 7th Floor, 4350 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4235. Use the same numbers for FTS.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
Grants) FY 02 $93,000,000; FY 03 est $93,000,000; and FY 04 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 to $2,500,000; $800,000. However, the maximum award for new starts is $650,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Grants to State and local governments will be administered according to DHHS Regulations in 45 CFR, Part 92. Grants to nonprofit private organizations are subject to DHHS Regulations in 45 CFR, Part 74. All grantees are subject to PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, April 1, 1994 (Revised).
Examples of Funded Projects
Primary or comprehensive ambulatory health care projects include: outreach, transportation, lab pharmacy, x-ray services, occupational hazards and environmental studies, as well as technical and nonfinancial assistance to migrant health centers and programs, children's health insurance program.