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FY 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC)


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of Minority Health (OMH) are partnering through the National Hypertension Control Initiative: Addressing Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations (HTN Initiative). Through this initiative, HRSA awarded $89.5 million in fiscal year 2021 in supplemental funding to health centers receiving Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding that meet specified hypertension criteria:

  • Achieved blood pressure control in less than 58.9 percent of patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension; and
  • Served at least 100 patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension.

Award recipients will use NHCI-HC funds and other available resources to:

  • Conduct outreach and engage patients with uncontrolled hypertension to participate in the HTN Initiative;
  • Fully participate in T/TA activities offered in support of your NHCI-HC award;
  • Ensure access to and support use of Bluetooth or wireless-enabled Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) devices for a majority of your patients with hypertension, and use their data to inform hypertension treatment plans; and
  • Collect and share data to support participation in initiative evaluation and reporting activities.

Next Steps for Project Implementation

If your NHCI-HC notice of award includes a condition, provide a response through HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) within 30 days.

  • Project Condition and Implementation Questions

  • Budget Condition and Business, Administrative, and Fiscal Questions
    • Contact the grants management specialist listed on your NHCI-HC notice of award.

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

Funding must be used for in-scope services and sites that will expand access to hypertension diagnosis and control. Funding may support a wide-range of diagnosis and testing related in-scope activities that may change as 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 project. See the Scope of Project webpage and and contact the HRSA NHCI-HC Support Team through BPHC Contact Form for scope guidance.

Progress Reporting

Recipients of FY 2021 NHCI supplemental awards are required to submit semi-annual progress reports.

Report Reporting Period Available in EHBs Due Date
1 January 19 – June 30, 2021 July 1, 2021 July 16, 2021
2 July 1 – December 31, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 18, 2022
3 January 1 – June 30, 2022 July 1, 2022 July 18, 2022
4 July 1 – December 31, 2022 January 3, 2023 January 18, 2023
5 January 1 – June 30, 2023 July 3, 2023 July 19, 2023
6 July 1 – December 31, 2023 January 3, 2024 January 18, 2024

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Budget Information

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

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form .

  • Choose the Requester Type – click Current Award Recipient
  • Choose the type of question – click on Health Center
  • Choose the BPHC Category – click on Office of Health Center Investment Oversight (Supplemental Awards)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub-category – click on National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI – HC)

Or, you may contact Health Center Program Support Telephone: 877-464-4772 on Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 8 PM ET (except federal holidays).


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