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

Biden Administration Invests More Than $6 Billion from the American Rescue Plan into Community Health Centers Nationwide (4/1/21)

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See the H8F Award Submission Guidance and submit your reply to the H8F Award Submission requirement in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 31, 2021.

Question and Answer Sessions

HRSA will host two sessions to help you develop your response to the H8F Award Submission requirement.

H8F Question and Answer Session 1

H8F Question and Answer Session 2

H8F Alterations and Renovations Question and Answer Session

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Overview

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.

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

H8F Award Submission Requirement

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 - 986 KB) for how to complete and submit the:

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

You must receive any necessary Scope Adjustment and Change in Scope approvals before implementing a new service, service delivery method, site, or location in support of your H8F project activities. 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. This information is specified for the ARP award (activity code: H8F) below:

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 TBD
4 January 1 - March 31, 2022 April 1, 2022 TBD
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

ARP H8F Progress Report User Guide

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Contacts

Program Information

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Choose the Question Type – click on Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub Category – click on ARP Health Center (H8F) Funding

Budget Information

Email the Grants Management Specialist stated on your notice of award.

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Choose the Question Type – click on Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub Category – click on ARP Health Center (H8F) Funding - EHBs questions

Or call 877-464-4772 Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2021