1. Home
  2. Funding
  3. Coronavirus-Related Funding
  4. FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) Supplemental Funding for Health Centers

FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) Supplemental Funding for Health Centers


Fiscal year (FY) 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) award provides one-time funding to support health centers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, funds may be used for necessary expenses to purchase, administer, and expand capacity for testing to monitor and suppress COVID-19.

HRSA provided approximately $583 million to Health Center Program award recipients. Each ECT award was calculated using the following formula:

  • Base value of $98,329, plus
  • $15 per patient reported in the 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS).

Award Implementation

FY 2020 Progress Reporting

Recipients of FY 2020 coronavirus-related supplemental awards for health centers are required to submit quarterly progress reports. These reports have different reporting periods and due dates. This information is specified for the ECT award (activity code: H8E) below:

Report Reporting Period Available in EHBs Due Date
1 March 15 - June 30, 2020 July 1, 2020 July 10, 2020
2 July 1 - September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 12, 2020
3 October 1 - December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 13, 2021
4 January 1 - March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 14, 2021
5 April 1 - June 30, 2021 July 1, 2021 July 14, 2021

Reporting Requirements Submission Components

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

ECT funding must be used for in-scope services and sites that will enhance testing for COVID-19. Funding may support a wide-range of testing and testing-related in-scope activities that may change as COVID-19 needs evolve within your community. You must receive any necessary Scope Adjustment and Change in Scope approvals before implementing a new service, service delivery method, or site in support of your ECT project. See the Scope of Project webpage and related emergency-specific scope of project FAQs and Program Assistance Letter at Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Resources for Health Centers. You should also contact the project officer listed on your notice of award for guidance.

Technical Assistance


Question and Answer Sessions for Applicants

HRSA hosted two, pre-award sessions to help you develop your ECT activities, budget, and budget narrative to respond to the ECT Reporting Requirement.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Webinar Recording

Presentation Slides (PDF - 629 KB)

Session 2: Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET

Webinar Recording*


Program Information

Email the Project Officer stated on your notice of award.

Budget Information

Email the Grants Management Specialist stated on your notice of award.

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form

Or, you may contact Health Center Program Support Telephone: 877-464-4772 (select option 1) or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

  • Choose the Requester Type – click on Applicant
  • Choose the Question Type – click on Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub-category – click on ECT Supplemental Funding- EHBs Questions

* Disclaimer: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this recording. For assistance, please email or call 301-443-0790.

Date Last Reviewed: