Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA) Limited Competition for Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems and Papa Ola Lokahi (HRSA-21-009)


The Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA) (42 U.S.C. 11701–11714, as amended), is a Congressional Special Initiative with the purpose of improving the provision of comprehensive disease prevention, health promotion, and primary care services to Native Hawaiians.

The NHHCIA authorizes funding for the following activities:

  • A service grant to Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) for the activities described in the NHHCIA, including the coordination of the health care programs and services provided to Native Hawaiians.
  • Service grants to five certified community-based Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS) to provide a full range of services identified by the legislation and tailored to fit the needs of their respective island communities.

Eligibility and Resources

Applications will be completed entirely within Access the below files of select components to help develop your application. Eligible applicants include POL and currently certified NHHCS. See the NOFO for a full list of eligible organization types, maximum funding levels, application components, and detailed guidance.

Forms and Sample Documents

POL Only





Program Information

Use the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer:

  • Select “Applicant” for Requestor Type
  • Select “Health Center” for Health Center or EHBs Question
  • Select “Applications” for BPHC Category
  • Select “Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA)” for BPHC Sub Category

Budget Information

Email Christie Walker Application Assistance

Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Self-Service Knowledge Base



Date Last Reviewed:  January 2021