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Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN)

Overview

Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) are networks of health centers that work together to strengthen and leverage health information technology (IT) to improve health centers’ operational and clinical practices that result in better health outcomes for the communities they serve. Through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 HCCN competitive notice of funding opportunity, HRSA will make approximately 49 awards. HCCNs will use this funding to support health centers in leveraging health IT and data to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary health care, with a specific focus on improvements in:

  • Clinical quality,
  • Patient-centered care, and
  • Provider and staff well-being.

This funding is authorized by Section 330(e)(1)(C) of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 254b(e)(1)(C)). 

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include domestic public or private entities. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.

Additionally, eligible applicants must be either: 

  • Currently funded or newly formed HCCNs that are at least majority controlled and, as applicable, at least majority owned by Health Center Program award recipients; or
  • Health Center Program (H80) award recipients, funded for at least the two consecutive preceding years, applying on behalf of an HCCN.

See the FY 2022 HCCN competitive notice of funding opportunity for full eligibility criteria. 

How to Apply

HCCN applications require a two-phase submission process:

  • Phase 1 - Grants.gov: Must be completed and successfully submitted to Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2022.
  • Phase 2 - EHBs: Must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on March 2, 2022.

Applicant Technical Assistance Resources

Application Resources

Health IT Resources

Additional Resources

Contacts

Application Information

HCCN Technical Assistance Response Team
Complete the BPHC Contact Form

Select “Health Center” on Question screen, “Applications” for Issue Type, and “Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN)” for Issue Sub-type

Budget Implementation Information

Mona Thompson: mthompson@hrsa.gov
Grants Management Specialist
Office of Financial Assistance and Management

Grants.gov Contact Center

Telephone: 800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Email: support@grants.gov
Self-Service Knowledge Base

HRSA Electronic Handbooks Support

Health Center Program Support
Complete the BPHC Contact Form
Select on “EHBs” Question screen, “Application-Systems Question” for Issue Type and “Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN)” for Issue Sub-type
Telephone: 877-464-4772

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