FY 2020 Service Area Competition (SAC) Technical Assistance

The SAC funding ensures continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for 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 provision of an area listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT). These areas are served by current Health Center Program award recipients whose project periods end in FY 2020.


The Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) lists all service areas announced for competition through the SAC NOFO and includes the patient target for each service area (see the Patient Target FAQs (PDF - 397 KB)).

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, 2019 HRSA-20-015 
(PDF - 547 KB)
May 16, 2019 July 15, 2019 August 14, 2019
January 31, 2020 HRSA-20-016
(PDF - 547 KB)
June, 6, 2019 August 5, 2019 September 4, 2019
February 29, 2020 HRSA-20-017
(PDF - 547 KB)
June 27, 2019 August 26, 2019 September 25, 2019
March 31, 2020 HRSA-20-018
(PDF - 548 KB)
August 1, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 30, 2019
April 30, 2020 HRSA-20-019
(PDF - 545 KB)
August 22, 2019 October 21, 2019 November 20, 2019
May 31, 2020 HRSA-20-020
(PDF - 551 KB)
September 26, 2019 December 2, 2019 January 7, 2020
August 31, 2020 HRSA-20-100
(PDF - 555 KB)
January 7, 2020 March 9, 2020 April 22, 2020

Who Can Apply

Organizations eligible to compete for SAC funds 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.

In FY20, applicants must provide an original, signed notarized letter stating that the applicant is the authorized Entity Administrator before registration will be activated by SAM.gov. Read these FAQs to learn more about this change. If you are already registered in SAM.gov, log in to review your registration and financial information.

General Technical Assistance Resources

Attachments and Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures



Date Last Reviewed:  April 2020

Patient Target Technical Assistance

Register Today

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.

Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready.


SAC NOFO 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

HRSA EHBs Account Access and Application Assistance
Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772 | Health Center Program Support web form