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FY 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC)


The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC) supports health centers to increase provider and staff engagement in implementing evidence-based practices, including using advanced self-measured blood pressure technology, to increase the number of adult patients with controlled hypertension.

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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.

Progress reporting

HRSA requires award recipients to submit semi-annual progress reports.

Report Reporting Period Available in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (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 1, 2023 January 18, 2023
5 January 1 – June 30, 2023 July 1, 2023 July 18, 2023
6 July 1 – December 31, 2023 January 1, 2024 January 16, 2024


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


Award recipients

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Budget questions

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

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form.

  • Under Funding, choose Supplemental Grant Award (e.g. COVID/ARP, PCHP, Capital).
  • Choose National Hypertension Control Initiative (NCHI-HC) supplemental grant award.

Or, call 877-464-4772 (select option 1) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).

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