Technical and Non-Financial Assistance to Health Centers

 

To provide necessary technical and non-financial assistance to potential and existing health centers, including training and assistance to: (1) increase access to care; (2) achieve operational excellence; and (3) enhance health outcomes and health equity for individuals and communities (performance improvement and special initiatives).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.129
Federal Agency/Office
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Services Act, as amended, Title III, Section 330(l), (42 U.S.C 254b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit, and for-profit entities, including federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and Native American and faith-based organizations, that can provide training and technical assistance on a national or state/regional level to community-based organizations and public entities that have or are seeking Health Center Program award recipient or look-alike designation status. Applications may be submitted by current State and Regional Primary Care Associations, National Cooperative Agreements, or new organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Population groups in medically underserved areas, medically underserved populations, and special populations such migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, people experiencing homelessness, and public housing residents.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the applicable HRSA notice(s) 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?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Awards to support projects beyond the first budget year 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?
Applicants seeking to provide technical and non-financial assistance to health centers will be evaluated on their ability to provide national, state, or regional-specific training and technical assistance in the following areas: (1) increase access to care; (2) achieve operational excellence; and (3) enhance health outcomes and health equity for individuals and communities (performance improvement and special initiatives). Activities under each core function must support and advance the HRSA mission. The extent and type of activities under each core function should depend on demonstrated programs needs and HRSA priorities. See specific details in each Notice of Funding Opportunity issued with this CFDA number.
How may assistance be used?
Recipients will be expected to provide certain technical and non-financial assistance to health centers and other qualified organizations at a state or national level.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring includes ongoing work plan collaboration, review of technical assistance materials, and review of annual progress reports; it may include periodic site visits.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
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.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardees draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. 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
Non-applicable. Refer questions to Headquarters Office contact listed. For questions about National Cooperative Agreements funding notices, email BPHCNCA@hrsa.gov. For questions about Primary Care Association funding notices, email BPHCPCA@hrsa.gov.
Headquarters Office
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 16N16
Rockville, MD 20857 US
BPHCPCA@hrsa.gov
Phone: 3015944300
Website Address
https://www.hrsa.gov/about/contact/bphc.aspx
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$57,592,268.00; FY 19 est $57,000,000.00; FY 20 est $57,000,000.00; FY 17$54,000,000.00; FY 16$67,348,597.00; - State and Regional Primary Care Associations(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$19,140,357.00; FY 19 est $21,000,000.00; FY 20 est $21,000,000.00; FY 17$19,000,000.00; FY 16$20,802,695.00; - National Cooperative Agreements
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$448,662 to $6,375,000; Average $1,100,000.
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, as applicable. 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
Fiscal Year 2016 No current data available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No data available.

 



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