FY 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) Supplemental Funding for Health Centers

ECT Response, Information, and Award Recipients

Follow these instructions to add your H8E grant folder to your HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) portfolio.

Submit your reply to the ECT Reporting Requirement in EHBs by 11:59 pm ET June 6.

Question and answer sessions  are available to help you develop your activity and budget information submissions.

HHS awards more than Half a Billion Dollars across the country to expand COVID-19 testing (5/7/2020)

View an interactive map of award recipients

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Overview

Fiscal year (FY) 2020 Expanding Capacity for Coronavirus Testing (ECT) award provides one-time funding to support health centers to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, funds may be used for necessary expenses to purchase, administer, and expand capacity for testing to monitor and suppress COVID-19.

HRSA provided approximately $583 million to Health Center Program award recipients. Each ECT award was calculated using the following formula:

  • Base value of $98,329, plus
  • $15 per patient reported in the 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS).

Award Implementation

Responding to Your ECT Reporting Requirement

Your ECT notice of award includes multiple reporting requirements. Your reply to the ECT Reporting Requirement will be submitted through HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 11:59 pm ET on June 6 (30 days from award). See the Reporting Requirement Guidance for instructions on how to complete the:

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

ECT funding must be used for in-scope services and sites that will enhance testing for COVID-19. Funding may support a wide-range of testing and testing-related in-scope activities that may change as COVID-19 needs evolve within your community. You must receive any necessary Scope Adjustment and Change in Scope approvals before implementing a new service, service delivery method, or site in support of your ECT project. See the Scope of Project webpage and related emergency-specific scope of project FAQs and Program Assistance Letter at Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Resources for Health Centers. You should also contact the project officer listed on your notice of award for guidance.

Progress Reporting

HRSA will notify you when progress reports are due. Reporting resources will be posted to this webpage.

Technical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

View Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Center Program FAQs

View Coronavirus-Related Funding FAQs

Question and Answer Sessions for Applicants

HRSA will host two sessions to help you develop your ECT activities, budget, and budget narrative to respond to the ECT Reporting Requirement.

Each link will be accessible only to the first 1,500 participants. If you cannot join the Adobe Session through the hyperlinks below, please call in through the conference line and participant passcode listed.

Session 1: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Conference Line: 800-857-9804

Participant Passcode: 2207925

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Session 2: Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET

Conference Line: 800-857-9804

Participant Passcode: 2207925

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Contacts

Program Information

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  • Choose the Requester Type – click on Applicant
  • Choose the Question Type – click on Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub Category – click on ECT Supplemental Funding

Budget Information

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

EHBs Health Center Program Support

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Or, you may contact Health Center Program Support Telephone: 877-464-4772 (select option 1) or Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

  • Choose the Requester Type  – click on Applicant
  • Choose the Question Type – click on Coronavirus Inquiries (COVID-19)
  • Choose the BPHC Sub-category – click on ECT Supplemental Funding- EHBs Questions

 

Date Last Reviewed:  May 2020