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Apply for SAC or SAC-AA

Find out how and when to apply for Service Area Competition (SAC) and Service Area Competition-Additional Areas (SAC-AA) funding.

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We fund health centers to provide primary health care services to defined service areas.

When the health center's grant ends, new or existing health centers can apply for a SAC award to continue to provide services in those areas. You can find available service areas listed in the SAAT.

If an awarded health center can't provide services in their area, a SAC-AA could be released and new or existing health centers can apply to provide services in that area.

Who can apply

You must:

  • Be a public or nonprofit private entity in the United States or its territories. Your group could be tribal, faith-based, or community-based.
  • Serve an entire service area that we list in the SAAT. This ensures people in those areas continue to get primary health care.
  • Review the Applicant Completeness and Eligibility Checklist.

How to apply

Before you apply

You must register in and before you apply.

Your information must be the same in,, and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). Allow at least four weeks to register in case you run into a problem.

Apply in these two systems

  1. Apply by 11:59 p.m. ET on the date in the NOFO.
  2. HRSA EHBs: Apply by 5 p.m. ET on the date in the NOFO.

Use Track Grant Application to check the status at any time.

When to apply

SAC NOFO releases and deadlines

Current Project Period End Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
December 31, 2023 HRSA-24-066 (PDF - 576 KB) April 27, 2023 June 26, 2023 July 26, 2023
January 31, 2024 HRSA-24-067 (PDF - 563 KB) May 25, 2023 July 24, 2023 August 23, 2023
February 28, 2024 HRSA-24-068 (PDF - 580 KB) June 22, 2023 August 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
March 31, 2024 HRSA-24-069 (PDF - 581 KB) July 20, 2023 September 18, 2023 October 18, 2023
April 30, 2024 HRSA-24-070 (PDF - 603 KB) August 17, 2023 October 16, 2023 November 15, 2023
May 31, 2024 HRSA-24-071 (PDF - 577 KB) August 31, 2023 November 3, 2023 December 4, 2023

SAC-AA NOFO releases and deadlines

Project Period Start Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
December 1, 2023 HRSA-24-087 (PDF - 571 KB) June 22, 2023 August 21, 2023 September 5, 2023
August 1, 2024 HRSA-24-104 (PDF - 580 KB) December 19, 2023 February 20, 2024 March 20, 2024


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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


Application aids

Patient Target aids

Attachments and forms

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Contact us

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

BPHC Contact Form 

  • Under Funding, select Applications for Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs)
  • Select Service Area Competition (SAC) 

Email Joi Grymes

Call 301-443-2632

Call 800-518-4726 (international callers, call 606-545-5035)


Self-Service Knowledge Base


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)

EHBs: Updating Your Role in Your Health Center (PDF - 301 KB)

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