FY 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC)

HHS Awards 90 Million to Support Health Centers in Addressing Hypertension Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

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Question and Answer Session for NHCI-HC Award Recipients
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Recording HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
Presentation Slides (PDF - 742 KB)


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 awarded $89.5 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.

Next Steps for Project Implementation

If your NHCI-HC notice of award includes a condition, provide a response through HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) within 30 days.

  • Project Condition and Implementation Questions
  • Budget Condition and Business, Administrative, and Fiscal Questions
    • Contact the grants management specialist listed on your NHCI-HC notice of award.

HRSA Electronic Handbooks Support

Contact the Health Center Program Support by completing the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer or calling 877-464-4772 (select option 1).

On the form, select “Current Award Recipient” for Requester Type, “EHBs” for Health Center or EHBs Question “Application-Systems Question” for Issue Type and “National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI-HC)” for BPHC Sub Category.

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 and contact the HRSA NHCI-HC Support Team at NHCI-Support@hrsa.gov for scope guidance.

Progress Reporting

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

Submission Resources


Date Last Reviewed:  February 2021