FY 2021 American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (C8E)

HHS Announces $1 Billion from American Rescue Plan for Construction and Renovation Projects at Health Centers (4/27/21)

Health Center Program operational grantees should submit their C8E application in HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 5:00 p.m. ET June 24, 2021.

Access notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) (PDF - 392 KB)

C8E Webinar and Question and Answer Sessions

HRSA will host two sessions to help you develop your response to the ARP-Capital Application.

General Overview

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET
  • Phone Number: 833-568-8864
  • Webinar ID: 160 936 3792
  • Join the webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
  • Presentation (PDF - 361 KB)

Application and Submission

  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET
  • Phone Number: 833-568-8864
  • Webinar ID: 160 895 1863
  • Join the webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

Contact for more information


The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements (ARP-Capital) funding opportunity. The purpose of this one-time funding opportunity is to support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care infrastructure.

HRSA will provide approximately $1 billion for an estimated 1,376 awards to all eligible health centers that submit a completed application.

HRSA will provide funding in the form of a grant. The amount of funding awarded to each recipient will be determined according to the following formula:

  • $500,000 base amount, plus
  • $11 per patient as reported in 2019 UDS.

You may submit one application to request funding to support one or more of the following project types, for up to five (5) total projects:

  • Construction of a New Facility: This project creates a new building structure. Activities in this project include construction of a new stand-alone structure.
  • Construction/Expansion (C/E) of an Existing Facility: This project adds square footage to an existing facility and/or includes significant site work.
  • Alteration/Renovation (A/R) of an Existing Facility: This project involves renovations to an existing facility that does not increase square footage of the facility.
  • Equipment Only: This project involves the acquisition of loose, moveable equipment not affixed to the physical building structure.

Eligible Applicants

Only Health Center Program award recipients (organization funded under Section 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended) with active H80 grant awards may apply for ARP-Capital funding.


The due date to complete all supplemental information in HRSA EHBs is June 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. HRSA suggests submitting applications to EHBs at least 3 calendar days before the deadlines to allow for resolution of any unforeseen circumstances or issues.

Submission Forms

Quarterly Progress Reporting

HRSA will notify you when quarterly progress reports are due and post resources to this webpage.

Technical Assistance Resources


Program Information

See Health Center Program Support information below.

Budget Information

Email the Grants Management Specialist for additional information and/or technical assistance regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues related to this NOFO.
Dave Colwander
Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM)
Email: DColwander@hrsa.gov

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Health Center Program Support
Hours of operation 8am – 8pm ET Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays)
877-464-4772 or complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Complete the Contact Form, Contact Record, Organizational, Contact Verification screens
  • Select “Applicant” for Requestor Type
  • Select “Health Center” on the Health Center or EHBs Question screen,
  • Select “Capital” for BPHC Category
  • Select “ARP-Capital (C8E) Funding” for BPHC Sub Category
  • Complete the Description field and click “Submit”

Or call Health Center Program Support at 877-464-4772 (select option 1) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays).

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2021