Health Center Program Requirements Oversight
The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (PAL) is to provide policy clarification and updated program guidance regarding the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Progressive Action process, which was developed to support the review and oversight of Health Center Program requirements and assist health centers in their efforts to achieve Health Center Program objectives. This process is implemented within the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) system which facilitates the electronic submission and tracking of compliance with program conditions placed on a grantee’s award and communicated through Notice of Awards (NoAs), the grantee’s response to these conditions, and when appropriate, removal of those conditions. This PAL also clarifies when and how HRSA will take enforcement actions in cases where grantees materially fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the Health Center Program grant award. In addition, the PAL clarifies when and how compliance status with program requirements and past performance is taken into consideration when making award decisions to current grantees.
This PAL supersedes PAL 2010-01: Enhancements to Support Health Center Program Requirements Monitoring issued April 8, 2010.