HHS Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grants

Description:

The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding opportunity is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  NAP funding provides operational support for new primary health care service delivery sites.

Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $100 million to support an estimated 150 New Access Point grant awards in Fiscal Year 2015, supported by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).  The maximum annual amount of Health Center Program funding that can be requested in a NAP application is $650,000.

Funding Title:    Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grants

Agency Name:    Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    No

Target Population:

The Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations, including:

  • Migratory and seasonal agricultural workers
  • Individuals and families experiencing homelessness
  • Individuals living in public housing

Expected Number of Awards:    150

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:     Apply to HRSA-15-016 at Grants.gov by August 20; Submit supplemental information to HRSA EHB by October 7

Current Closing Date for Applications:   Aug 20, 2014

Estimated Total Program Funding:           $100,000,000

Award Ceiling:    $650,000

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:

City or township governments

County governments

State governments

Private institutions of higher education

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

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Independent school districts

Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

Special district governments

Priority Consideration:   

The FY 2015 NAP funding opportunity has three funding priorities:

  • Unserved, High Poverty Population (3-15 points);
  • Sparsely Populated Area (5 points); and
  • Health Center Program Look-Alikes (5 points).

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     

Section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended, and applicable regulations. See Appendix F in the FOA for a summary of the Health Center Program requirements and visit http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements/.

Current/Past Funding Recipients:      2014

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:    http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/nap/

Contact Information:

Program Office Contact

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 BPHCNAP@hrsa.gov

Contact Joanne Galindo at (301)-59-4-43 Ext. 00 or email BPHCNAP@hrsa.gov

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Categories: Affordable Care Act, Education Organizations, Government Organizations, Health Care, HHS, Homeless, Medicaid, Medicare, Migrant, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, New Opportunities, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities

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