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NEW STYLE: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Funding for Health Centers (H8F)


The American Rescue Plan Act provides one-time funding (H8F) for a 2-year period of performance to support health centers funded under the Health Center Program to prevent, mitigate, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to enhance health care services and infrastructure.


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HRSA provided approximately $6.1 billion to Health Center Program award recipients. Each H8F award was calculated using the following formula:

  • Base value of $500,000 plus
  • $125 per patient reported in the 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS), plus
  • $250 per uninsured patient reported in the 2019 UDS

To learn more about this funding opportunity, read the press release: Biden Administration Invests More Than $6 Billion from the American Rescue Plan into Community Health Centers Nationwide (4/1/21)

Award Recipients

On xx, HRSA announced the list of awarded recipients for this funding. 

View award recipients

Submission Requirements

Review the H8F example activities and allowable uses of funds to help develop your project. See the H8F Award Submission Guidance and the H8F Award Submission Quick Reference Guide for EHBs (PDF) (PDF - 986 KB) for how to complete and submit the:

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

Before implementing a new service, service delivery method, site, or location in support of your H8F project activities, you must receive any necessary Scope Adjustment and Change in Scope approvals. See the Scope of Project webpage and related emergency-specific scope of project FAQs and Program Assistance Letter at Considerations for Health Center Scope of Project and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Contact the Program Official listed on your notice of award for guidance.

Progress Reporting

FY 2021-23 Progress Reporting

Recipients of FY 2021 American Rescue Plan supplemental awards for health centers are required to submit quarterly progress reports. These reports have different reporting periods and due dates. See the ARP H8F Progress Report User Guide for more information. 

Reporting periods and due dates for the ARP award (activity code: H8F):

Report Reporting Period Available in EHBs Due Date
1 April 1 - June 30, 2021 July 1, 2021 July 14, 2021
2 July 1 - September 30, 2021 October 1, 2021 October 14, 2021
3 October 1 - December 31, 2021 January 1, 2022 January 14, 2022
4 January 1 - March 31, 2022 April 1, 2022 April 14, 2022
5 April 1 - June 30, 2022 July 1, 2022 TBD
6 July 1 - September 30, 2022 October 1, 2022 TBD
7 October 1 - December 31, 2022 January 1, 2023 TBD
8 January 1 - March 31, 2023 April 1, 2023 TBD


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