State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements Technical Assistance

FY 2020 PCA Notice of Funding Opportunity (HRSA-20-021)

Access the FY 2020 PCA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – HRSA-20-021


Primary Care Associations provide training and technical assistance to health centers. Through the (FY) 2020 State and Regional Primary Care Association (PCA) Cooperative Agreements funding opportunity, HRSA will award approximately $57.5 million to fund 52 PCAs. With these awards, PCAs will support health centers to provide comprehensive, high quality primary health care and improve the health of individuals and communities, through the following goals:

  • Increase access to comprehensive primary care;
  • Accelerate value-based care delivery;
  • Foster a workforce to address current and emerging needs;
  • Enhance emergency preparedness and response; and
  • Advance clinical quality and performance.

This funding opportunity is authorized by Public Health Service Act, Section 330, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b).

Who Can Apply

Organizations eligible to compete for PCA funds include domestic public, non-profit, and for-profit entities, including tribal and faith-based organizations that can provide T/TA to organizations that have or are seeking Health Center Program funding or look-alike designation.

How to Apply

PCA applications require a two-phase submission process. 

Phase 1 - Required information must be submitted and validated via by 11:59 pm ET on November 8, 2019.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHBs: Supplemental information must be submitted via HRSA EHBs by 5:00 pm ET on December 10, 2019.

Access to the HRSA EHBs application module will start October 18, 2019. You may submit in prior to this date, but will not be able to begin Phase 2 of your application in EHBs until October 18. NOTE: The technical assistance resources below will assist with project development prior to having access to HRSA EHBs (Phase 2).

Only applicants who successfully submit the workspace application package associated with this NOFO in (Phase 1) by the due date may submit the additional required forms and attachments in HRSA EHBs (Phase 2).

Technical Assistance Resources

Sample Application Documents



Date Last Reviewed:  December 2019

Register Today

Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and
Be sure to provide complete consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take four weeks or longer.
Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready.


PCA NOFO Information
PCA Response Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 | BPHC Contact Form

Budget Information
Vera Windham
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-443-6859 | Email Vera Windham

HRSA EHBs Account Access and Application Assistance
Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772 | BPHC Contact Form

Additional Resources
HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) Registration and Help
Sign up to receive the weekly HRSA Primary Health Care Digest HRSA Exit Disclaimer
Track Your Application
HRSA Scoring Rubric (PDF - 136 KB)
Legislative Mandates in Grants Management for FY 2019 (PDF - 103 KB)

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