Look-Alike Renewal of Designation

Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs) ensure continued access to primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program. The Renewal of Designation (RD) application is a request for continued designation by an existing LAL.

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How to apply

Existing LALs receive an email from EHBs when the application is available for input and submission. HRSA sends the email 180 calendar days prior to the end of the current designation period. Your LAL’s contacts identified in EHBs receive the email.

Complete the BPHC Contact Form if your LAL’s contacts do not receive an email regarding access.

HRSA requires you to apply electronically through EHBs. You have 90 calendar days to complete the application and have your Authorizing Official submit it in EHBs.

Application access and deadline schedule

Submit your application by the established deadline to prevent termination of LAL designation and all corresponding benefits.

Designation Period

Start Date
EHBs Access* EHBs Deadline*
January 1, 2024 July 5, 2023 October 3, 2023
February 1, 2024 August 5, 2023 November 3, 2023
March 1, 2024 September 3, 2023 December 2, 2023
April 1, 2024 October 4, 2023 January 2, 2024
May 1, 2024 November 3, 2023 February 1, 2024
June 1, 2024 December 4, 2023 March 3, 2024

*EHBs auto-generate the access and deadline dates. Please work within these dates to complete and submit your application.

Request technical assistance prior to the deadline if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday.


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Application aids

Program specific forms

You must complete these forms in EHBs. These versions are for reference and planning purposes only.

Data and mapping

Technical assistance


Add 'BPHCAnswers@hrsa.gov' to your address book to make sure you receive our reply email.

Program questions

Complete the BPHC Contact Form

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form

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


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