Cooperative Agreements to States/Territories for the Coordination and Development of Primary Care Offices
To coordinate local, State, and Federal resources contributing to primary care service delivery and workforce issues in the State to meet the needs of medically-underserved populations through health centers and other community-based providers of comprehensive primary care and the retention, recruitment, and oversight of health professions for medically underserved populations.
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
Public Health Service Act, Section 330(k), 330(m) and 333(d).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
States or territories, political subdivisions of States, agencies of States, or other public entities that operate solely within one State or represent multiple territories where appropriate. These entities must provide statewide coverage for primary health care issues and represent or have relationships with the broad range of primary health care delivery systems and programs in the State.
Health Professional Shortage Areas and Medically Underserved Areas/Populations within States and Territories will benefit from this program. Primary Care Offices (PCO) submit applications for designation status, which are reviewed and processed by the Division of Policy and Shortage Designation.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity 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 not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately from 120 to 180 days after receipt of application.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Recipients will be expected to perform State-wide primary care planning and resource coordination, including maintaining and updating databases that reflects current levels of of health professional shortage areas (HPSA) and medically underserved areas and populations (MUAP), Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance program, State Offices of Rural Health, Ryan White Area Health Education Centers, Maternal and Child Health, etc.; support health systems development, primary care practitioners retention and recruitment, National Health Service Corps monitoring activities, as well as activities relating to other special populations including rural populations; and conduct operational and administrative support activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 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.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. Recipients 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
Matt Salaga, Shortage Designation Branch, Division of Policy and Shortage Designation, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11W16
Rockville, MD 20852 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$10,899,000.00; FY 19 est $10,899,000.00; FY 20 est $10,899,000.00; FY 17$10,899,000.00; FY 16$7,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For FY 2018, awards ranged from $152,056 to $444,379; Average award per recipient $203,509. For FY 2019, estimated awards will range from $150,464 to $563,244; Average award per recipient $203,700. For FY 2020, estimated awards will range from $152,056 to $444,379; Average award per recipient $203,509.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also 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/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Examples of Funded Projects