FY 2021 Service Area Competition (SAC)

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Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer, SAM, and Grants.gov.

Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take four weeks or longer.

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SAC funding supports continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for underserved communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. A SAC application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue comprehensive primary health care services provision in an area listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT). These areas are served by current Health Center Program award recipients whose periods of performance end in FY 2021.


The Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) lists the service areas announced for competition through each SAC NOFO and includes the patient target for each service area (see the Patient Target FAQs).

SAC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Release and Application Schedule

Current Project Period End Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Grants.gov Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
December 31, 2020 HRSA-21-002 (PDF - 574 KB) June 16, 2020 August 17, 2020 September 14, 2020
January 31, 2021 HRSA-21-003 (PDF - 570 KB) June 18, 2020 August 17, 2020 September 16, 2020
February 28, 2021 HRSA-21-004 (PDF - 570 KB) June 25, 2020 August 24, 2020 September 24, 2020
March 31, 2021 HRSA-21-005 (PDF - 570 KB) July 16, 2020 September 14, 2020 October 15, 2020
April 30, 2021 HRSA-21-006 (PDF - 570 KB) August 20, 2020 October 19, 2020 November 19, 2020
May 31, 2021 HRSA-21-007 (PDF - 574 KB) September 17, 2020 November 16, 2020 December 17, 2020
August 31, 2021 HRSA-21-008 (PDF - 571 KB) December 17, 2020 February 16, 2021 March 18, 2021

Who Can Apply

Eligible organizations include domestic public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations, that propose to serve an announced service area and its associated population(s) to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services.

How to Apply

SAC applications require a two-phase submission process.

Phase 1 - Grants.gov: Must be completed and successfully submitted to Grants.gov by 11:59 pm ET on the date noted in the NOFO.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHBs: Must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on the date noted in the NOFO.

General Technical Assistance Resources

Attachments and Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures Resources

Additional Resources


Program Information

SAC Response Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development
301-594-4300 | SAC Technical Assistance web form

Budget Information

Terry Hatchett
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations
301-443-7525 | THatchett@hrsa.gov

Grants.gov Application Assistance

Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035)
Email: support@grants.gov
Self-Service Knowledge Base

HRSA EHBs Account Access and Application Assistance

Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772 | Health Center Program Support web form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer



Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021