FY 2023 Service Area Competition (SAC) and Service Area Competition Additional Areas (SAC-AA)

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Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in 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.

To apply for SAC or SAC-AA funding, review the Eligibility Criteria listed in the NOFO and review the information listed in the Service Area Announcement Table.

Contact for More Information


SAC and SAC-AA funding supports continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program. A SAC or SAC-AA 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 2023; in instances of a SAC-AA, service areas may be competed off-cycle.

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, 2022 HRSA-23-018 (PDF - 560 KB) May 5, 2022 July 5, 2022 August 4, 2022
January 31, 2023 HRSA-23-019 May 19, 2022 July 18, 2022 August 17, 2022
February 28, 2023 HRSA-23-020 June 16, 2022 August 15, 2022 September 14, 2022
March 31, 2023 HRSA-23-021 July 14, 2022 September 12, 2022 October 12, 2022
April 30, 2023 HRSA-23-022 August 11, 2022 October 11, 2022 November 10, 2022
May 31, 2023 HRSA-23-023 September 8, 2022 November 7, 2022 December 7, 2022


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. See the Applicant Completeness and Eligibility Checklist for the full list of eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

SAC and 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.


Program Information

SAC Response Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development

Complete the BPHC Contact Form

  • Under Funding, select Applications (e.g., NOFOs)
  • Enter your contact information
  • Select Service Area Competition

Budget Information

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

Grants.gov Support

Contact the Grants.gov Contact Center
1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035) | support@grants.gov
Self-Service Knowledge Base

HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form or call Health Center Program Support at 877-464-4772 (select option 1) 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday (except federal holidays).

Contact Health Center Program Support
Complete the BPHC Contact Form:

  • Under Technical Support, select EHBs Tasks/EHBs Technical Issues
  • Enter your contact information
  • Select Grant Applications Technical Question


Date Last Reviewed:  May 2022