FY 2022 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 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.

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.

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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 2022; 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, 2021 HRSA-22-002 (PDF - 565 KB) May 13, 2021 July 12, 2021 August 11, 2021
January 31, 2022 HRSA-22-003 (PDF - 564 KB) May 20, 2021 July 19, 2021 August 18, 2021
February 28, 2022 HRSA-22-004 (PDF - 669 KB) June 14, 2021 August 13, 2021 September 13, 2021
March 31, 2022 HRSA-22-005 (PDF - 565 KB) July 8, 2021 September 7, 2021 October 7, 2021
April 30, 2022 HRSA-22-006 (PDF - 563 KB) August 5, 2021 October 4, 2021 November 3, 2021
May 31, 2022 HRSA-22-007 (PDF - 565 KB) September 2, 2021 November 1, 2021 December 1, 2021
August 31, 2022 HRSA-22-008  December 9, 2021 February 7, 2022 March 9, 2022
November 30, 2021 HRSA-22-103 (PDF - 564 KB) May 20, 2021 July 19, 2021 August 3, 2021

SAC-AA NOFO Release and Application Schedule

Period of Performance Start Date NOFO Number Expected NOFO Release Grants.gov Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET) HRSA EHBs Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
March 1, 2022 HRSA-22-106 (PDF - 573 KB) August 26, 2021 October 25, 2021 November 15, 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 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

  • Choose the Requester Type – click on Applicant
  • Choose the Question Type – click on Health Center
  • Choose the BPHC Category – click on Applications 
  • Choose the BPHC Sub Category – Service Area Competition (SAC)

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

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Choose the Requester Type – Applicant
  • Choose the type of question – EHBs
  • Choose the BPHC Category – Application-Systems Question
  • Choose the BPHC Sub Category – Service Area Competition (SAC)

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).


Date Last Reviewed:  September 2021