FY 2016 Service Area Competition (SAC) Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

The Service Area Announcement Table lists all service areas announced for competition through the Service Area Competition (SAC) funding opportunity announcements (FOA) and includes the:

Applicant Technical Assistance Webinar Recording
June 25, 2015

SAC New, Competing Continuation, and Competing Supplement Schedule

Project Period Start Date HRSA Announcement Number Expected Funding Opportunity Announcement Release Grants.gov Deadline
(11:59 PM ET)
HRSA EHB Deadline
(5:00 PM ET)
January 1, 2016 HRSA-16-003 June 16, 2015 August 18, 2015 September 1, 2015
February 1, 2016 HRSA-16-004 June 30, 2015 August 31, 2015 September 15, 2015
March 1, 2016 HRSA-16-005 July 28, 2015 September 28, 2015 October 14, 2015
April 1, 2016 HRSA-16-006 September 1, 2015 November 2, 2015 November 17, 2015
May 1, 2016 HRSA-16-007 September 29, 2015 December 2, 2015 December 17, 2015
June 1, 2016 HRSA-16-008 October 27, 2015 January 6, 2016 January 20, 2016

About the Service Area Competition

Through the FY 2016 Service Area Competition (SAC), HRSA will award approximately, $1.2 billion in funding to an estimated 465 SAC applicants. A SAC application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue support of comprehensive primary health care services in a service area currently served by a Health Center Program grantee whose project period is ending in FY 2016.

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations, that propose to serve a service area and its associated population to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations served by the Health Center Program. Applicants must meet all Eligibility Requirements listed in Section III of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

How to Apply

SAC applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). The instructions below are for the Grants.gov application.

  • Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM and Grants.gov. This process may take up to 4 weeks or longer.
  • Refer to the Application Deadlines table on this page to obtain the HRSA announcement number and associated deadlines.
  • Go to Grants.gov.
  • Select the Search Grants tab.
  • Type in the Funding Opportunity Number field, click the SEARCH button.
  • Click the Funding Opportunity Number (e.g., HRSA-16-003).
  • Click the Application Package tab.
  • Under Instructions and Application, click the Download link.
  • To download an application, complete the email information, or check the box to indicate that you would not like to provide your email address, and click the Submit button.
  • Click the Download Application Instruction link to download the FOA.
  • Click the Download Application Package link to download the Grants.gov application form.

Technical Assistance Resources

Program-Specific Forms and Attachments

Performance Measures



Open Health Center Program Funding Opportunities

BPHC Funding Opportunities

Register Today

Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and Grants.gov.

Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take 4 weeks or longer.

Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready


Program Information
Beth Hartmayer
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 | BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov

Budget Information
Donna Marx
HRSA Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations
301-594-4245 | dmarx@hrsa.gov

EHB Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline
877-974-2742 | Submit Web Request Form

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Help Resources

HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) Registration and Help

EHB Account Access Questions:
HRSA Contact Center
CallCenter@hrsa.gov or 1-877-464-4772, Monday Friday, 9:00 a.m  to 5:30 p.m. ET (excluding federal holidays)
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