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Apply for Look-Alike Initial Designation (LAL ID)

Find out how and when to apply for Health Center Program LAL ID.

Apply any time

Learn what to do before you apply.

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Who can apply

You must:

  • Be a public or nonprofit entity
  • Serve areas or populations that lack access to primary care

Review the application instructions for the full list of criteria.

How to apply

Before you apply

Do the following:

Apply any time

Fill out your application. You have 90 days to complete your application in the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs)

Resources for your application

Application aids

Attachments and forms

These forms and templates are for planning purposes only. You must enter information and upload attachments in EHBs. 

Performance measures

The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must enter information into EHBs.

Review these resources on performance measures.

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If you have a question about: You can reach us at:

BPHC Contact Form 

Under Look-Alike Designation, select Initial Designation (LAL-ID)


BPHC Contact Form 

Under Technical Support, select EHBs Tasks/EHBs Technical Issues 

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


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