FY 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC)

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of Minority Health (OMH) are partnering through the National Hypertension Control Initiative: Addressing Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations (HTN Initiative). Through this initiative, HRSA plans to offer $60 million in fiscal year 2021 in supplemental funding to health centers receiving Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding that meet specified hypertension criteria:

  • Achieved blood pressure control in less than 58.9 percent of patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension; and
  • Served at least 100 patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension.

Award recipients will use NHCI-HC funds and other available resources to:

  • Conduct outreach and engage patients with uncontrolled hypertension to participate in the HTN Initiative;
  • Fully participate in T/TA activities offered in support of your NHCI-HC award;
  • Ensure access to and support use of Bluetooth or wireless-enabled Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) devices for a majority of your patients with hypertension, and use their data to inform hypertension treatment plans; and
  • Collect and share data to support participation in initiative evaluation and reporting activities.

Request for Funding

Funding will be awarded under the same sub-programs and proportions as your H80 award. HRSA anticipates using a formula that considers the number of adult patients with hypertension. Use the following calculation to develop your funding request:

$90,000 + $60 per adult patient with uncontrolled hypertension reported in the 2019 Uniform Data System (UDS)


On or about November 16, 2020, HRSA sent an email to all H80 award recipients via the individuals registered as H80 project director, business official, and authorizing official in EHBs. The email provides a unique submission access link and passcode. The email also provides your H80 sub-program proportions to allow you to calculate the distribution of your NHCI-HC budget request correctly across your sub-program funding streams.

Your submission is due through EHBs by 5:00 pm ET on December 4, 2020.

The EHBs User Guide provides step-by-step instructions for completing your submission. The submission components are:

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
    • Budget Information Form (SF-424A)
    • Project Narrative and Project Description | Example (PDF - 92 KB)
    • Budget Narrative with Personnel Justification Table | Example (PDF - 290 KB)
  • Project Overview Form
  • Project Plan Form | Example (PDF - 166 KB)

As appropriate, you may also submit:

  • Equipment List Form (if equipment costs are included in your budget request) | Example (PDF - 193 KB)
  • Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (if new or updated)
  • Other documents (up to five files may be uploaded)

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

Funding must be used for in-scope services and sites that will expand access to hypertension diagnosis and control. Funding may support a wide-range of diagnosis and testing related in-scope activities that may change as 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 project. See the Scope of Project webpage. You should also contact your H80 project officer for guidance.

Progress Reporting

HRSA anticipates semi-annual progress reports, and will notify you when progress reports are due, and will post reporting resources to this webpage. You may also receive HTN Initiative–related information and data requests.

Technical Assistance

Question and Answer Session

HRSA will host a webinar to help you develop your activities and budget request. Webinar audio is available through the conference line below. This session will be recorded and available on this webpage.

Participants from the same organization are encouraged to share one webinar login to maximize availability.


Presentation Slides (PDF - 870 KB)

Submission Resources



Submission Information

Contact the NHCI-HC Technical Assistance Team

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

Select “Applications” for Issue Type and “National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI-HC)” for issue subtype

Business, Administrative, and Fiscal Questions

Contact Grants Management Specialist Mona Thompson

HRSA Electronic Handbooks Support

Health Center Program Support

877-464-4772 (select option 1) or complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020