FY 2020 Service Area Competition-Additional Areas (SAC-AA) Technical Assistance

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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.

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

The SAC-AA 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-AA 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 or are being competed off-cycle.


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

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

Project Period Start Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Grants.gov Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
November 1, 2019 HRSA-20-090 (PDF - 548 KB) May 22, 2019 July 22, 2019 August 21, 2019

Who Can Apply

Organizations eligible to compete for SAC-AA 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-AA 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.

Patient Target Technical Assistance

General Technical Assistance Resources

Attachments and Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures



Additional Resources


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

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2020