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Apply for Service Area Competition (SAC)

Find out how and when to apply for 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.

We define a service area by a list of ZIP codes where you must provide services. Each service area has specific requirements for special populations and service types.

We announce service areas available for competition in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT). We update the SAAT when additional service areas become available.

A health center already serves each announced service area. When this health center's current award ends, new or existing health centers can apply for a SAC award to continue to provide the same services to the populations currently served in this service area.

We may announce additional service areas in a SAC-AA if an awarded health center cannot continue to provide services in their 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 Application Eligibility Summary.

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, 2024 HRSA-25-012 May 28, 2024 July 29, 2024 August 26, 2024
January 31, 2025 HRSA-25-013 May 30, 2024 July 29, 2024 August 28, 2024
February 28, 2025 HRSA-25-014 June 27, 2024 August 27, 2024 September 26, 2024
March 31, 2025 HRSA-25-015 July 25, 2024 September 24, 2024 October 24, 2024
April 30, 2025 HRSA-25-016 August 15, 2024 October 15, 2024 November 14, 2024
May 31, 2025 HRSA-25-017 August 29, 2024 October 29, 2024 November 28, 2024

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)
January 1, 2025 HRSA-25-087 June 4, 2024 August 5, 2024 September 4, 2024

Find resources for your application

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Application guides

Application aids

Health Center Program compliance aids

Attachments and forms

Attachment 1: service area map and table

Budget presentation

Program specific forms and instructions

Find technical assistance

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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