FY 2021 American Rescue Plan (U5F) Funding for State and Regional Primary Care Associations

HHS Awards Over $32 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Expand COVID-19 Training and Technical Assistance Support for Health Centers (4/29/2021)

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See the U5F Award Submission Guidance and submit your reply to the U5F Award Submission requirement in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 28, 2021.

To submit the U5F award submission, you must add the U5F award folder to your EHBs portfolio. See the Instructions in the Resources section.

Question and Answer Session

HRSA held a webinar on May 14, 2021, to describe the process for developing a response to the U5F Award Submission requirement.

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Overview

The American Rescue Plan provides one-time funding (U5F) a 2-year period of performance to State and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). Funding will be used to provide training and technical assistance to health centers in each PCA’s state or region to respond to and mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and enhance health care services and infrastructure.

HRSA awarded approximately $16.3 million to current PCAs. Each PCA’s award amount is equivalent to 25 percent of its FY 2020 PCA cooperative agreement (U58) award. The American Rescue Plan award notifications include a cooperative agreement award number beginning with U5F that is unique to this funding and separate from the U58 award.

U5F Award Submission Requirements

See the U5F Award Submission Guidance for information about allowable uses of funding and instructions on how to complete and submit the following elements of your U5F Award Submission by June 28, 2021.

Progress Reporting

As stated on your notice of award, you must submit U5F quarterly reports and a final report in EHBs. HRSA will notify you about the due dates for each report and will share additional resources on what they will include.

Quarter Quarterly Report EHB Portal Opens Quarterly Report Due Date Quarterly Report Change Request Deadline
1 August 1, 2021 August 13, 2021 August 27, 2021
2 November 1, 2021 November 15, 2021 November 29, 2021
3 February 1, 2022 February 14, 2022 February 28, 2022
4 May 1, 2022 May 13, 2022 May 27, 2022

American Rescue Plan PCA Awardee Quarterly Reporting Training

July 14, 2021

Presentation (PDF – 305 KB) | On Demand Recording HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

This webinar provides on overview requiring the progress reporting requirements for American Rescue Plan (ARP) COVID-19 awards. Provides an overview of the progress report template in the HRSA Electronics Handbooks (EHBs). As well as guidance on and the expectations for documenting progress and activities within the progress report.

Resources

The following resources provide guidance to support PCA U5F awards.

Refer to the resources below for general Health Center Program information related to COVID-19.

Contacts

Program Information

For award submission questions:

  • Navigate to the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
  • For the Question Type – select Health Center
  • For the BPHC Category on the next page – select Applications
  • For the BPHC Sub Category on the next page – select Primary Care Associations (PCA)

Budget Information

Contact the Grants Management Specialist listed on your notice of award.

EHBs Health Center Program Support

For EHBs questions:

  • Navigate to the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
  • For the Question Type – select EHBs
  • For the BPHC Category on the next page – select Applications-Systems Questions
  • For the BPHC Sub Category on the next page – select Primary Care Associations (PCA)

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

Date Last Reviewed:  September 2021