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FY 2021 Service Area Competition-Additional Areas (SAC-AA)


SAC-AA funding supports continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for underserved communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. A SAC-AA application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue comprehensive primary health care services provision in an area listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT). These areas are served by current Health Center Program award recipients whose periods of performance end in FY 2021 or are being competed off-cycle.


The Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) lists the service areas announced for competition through each SAC-AA NOFO and includes the patient target for each service area (see the Patient Target FAQs).

SAC-AA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Release and Application Schedule

Period of Performance Start Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
December 1, 2020 HRSA-21-084 June 18, 2020 August 17, 2020 September 1, 2020

Who Can Apply

Eligible organizations include domestic public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations, that propose to serve an announced service area and its associated population(s) to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services.

How to Apply

SAC-AA applications require a two-phase submission process.

Phase 1 - Must be completed and successfully submitted to by 11:59 pm ET on the date noted in the NOFO

Phase 2 - HRSA EHBs: Must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on the date noted in the NOFO.

General Technical Assistance Resources

Attachments and Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures



Program Information

SAC Response Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development
301-594-4300 | SAC Technical Assistance web form

Budget Information

Terry Hatchett
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations
301-443-7525 | Application Assistance

Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Self-Service Knowledge Base

HRSA EHBs Account Access and Application Assistance

Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772 | Health Center Program Support web form

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