HHS – Health and Resources Administration – Service Area Competition for Health Center Program – Dayton, Ohio

APPLICATION DUE: January 7, 2015 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Description:  The Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Service Area Competition (SAC) – Additional Area (SAC-AA) for Dayton, OH under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the Nation’s underserved.

Funding Title:    Service Area Competition – Additional Area (SAC-AA) – Dayton, OH – Health Center Program

Agency Name:    Health Resources and Services Administration, Health and Human Services

Funding Instrument Type:     Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:    Yes. Form 5A (Services Provided) mentions legal aid in two sections. In the required service of “Eligibility Assistance”, the form staets: “Eligibility assistance services are support to health center patients to establish eligibility for and gain access to appropriate federal, state and local programs that provideor financially support the provision of medical, social, educational, housing, or other related services (e.g., Medicaid, Veteran’s benefits, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Legal Aid).”

In the optional “Additonal Enabling/Supportive Services” section, the form states: “Additional enabling/supportive services are beyond any required case management services and support a health center patient’s access to non-medical, social, educational or other related services (e.g., child care, food banks/meals, employment and education counseling, legal services/legal aid).”

Target Population:   Underserved communities and vulnerable populations in need of comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:    No

How to Apply:    HRSA requires applicants for this funding opportunity announcement to apply electronically through Grants.gov and in HRSA EHB. Applicants must use a two-tier submission process for the SAC-AA. Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this
funding opportunity following the directions provided at Grants.gov and in HRSA EHB.
• Step 1 – Grants.gov – Required information must be submitted and validated by
Grants.gov no later than January 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
• Step 2 – HRSA EHB – Supplemental information must be submitted via HRSA EHB no
later than January 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Active SAM registration is a pre-requisite to the successful submission and award of grant
applications. More information is available in the SF-424 Two-Tier Application Guide. To
learn more about SAM, please visit https://www.sam.gov.
Only applicants who successfully submit and have an application validated in Grants.Gov
(Step 1) by the due date/time may submit the additional required information and in
HRSA EHB (Step 2).

Current Closing Date for Applications:   January 7, 2015 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Estimated Total Program Funding:           $1,104,448

Award Ceiling:    $0

Award Floor:    $0

Eligible Applicants:   Public or nonprofit private entity, including tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations; and propose to serve a service area and its associated population(s) and
patients identified in SAC-AA Service Area Announcement Table – see http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/sac-aa.

Priority Consideration:  The FY 2015 SAC-AA funding opportunity has one funding priority. In order to minimize potential service disruptions and maximize the effective use of federal grant dollars, HRSA will
award priority points to current grantees that have demonstrated fully satisfactory past
performance and are applying to continue serving their current service area.
• Program Compliance: HRSA will award 5 points to current grantees applying to
continue serving their current service area and with no Health Center Program
requirement conditions (see PAL 2014-08) in 60-day, 30-day, or default status at the time
of application.
• Patient Trend: HRSA will award an additional 5 points to current grantees applying to
continue serving their current service area, if they meet the criterion for Program
Compliance above AND they have a positive or neutral 3-year patient growth trend (+/- 5
percent). Patient trend points will not be awarded if the Program Compliance
criterion is not met.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:     See full announcement

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:

Link to Full Announcement:   http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppHRSA-15-131-cfda93.224-cidHRSA-15-131-instructions.pdf

Contact Information: Applicants may obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this funding opportunity announcement by contacting:
Donna Marx
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations, OFAM
Telephone: 301-594-4245
Email: dmarx@hrsa.gov
Additional information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance
regarding this funding announcement may be obtained by contacting:
Beth Hartmayer
Office of Policy and Program Development
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Telephone: 301-594-4300
Email: BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/sac-aa
Additional technical assistance regarding this FOA may be obtained by contacting the
appropriate PCAs, PCOs, or NCAs. For a list of contacts, see
http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/technicalassistance/partnerlinks.
Applicants may need assistance when working online to submit their application forms
electronically. Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. For
assistance with submitting the application in Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, excluding Federal holidays at:
Grants.gov Contact Center
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
E-mail: support@grants.gov
iPortal: https://grants-portal.psc.gov/Welcome.aspx?pt=Grants
For assistance with submitting the remaining information in HRSA EHB, contact HRSA’s
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, excluding
federal holidays:
BPHC Helpline
1-877-974-2742
HRSA-15-131 42BPHCHelpline@hrsa.gov

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