FY 2021 Health Center Program Service Expansion: School-Based Service Sites (HRSA-21-093)

Note: HRSA has extended the Grants.gov due date to 11:59 pm ET on April 2, 2021.

Access notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) (PDF - 449 KB) (updated: 3/3/21)

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Webinar for Applicants

Pre-recorded technical assistance webinar HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer (For best results, use Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Safari web browsers)
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.0 MB)

Live Q&A Session for Applicants

Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. ET
Q&A Session Presentation Slides (PDF - 544 KB)

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Overview

Fiscal year (FY) 2021 School-Based Service Sites (SBSS) funding is available for Health Center Program award recipients on a competitive basis. SBSS funding will expand access to health center services by increasing the number of patients who access comprehensive primary health care services through Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.

Health centers will accomplish this by:

  • adding new Health Center Program service delivery sites at schools, or
  • expanding comprehensive primary health care services at existing Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.

One-time funding will be available in year 1 for equipment purchases and minor alterations and renovations (A/R) (with or without equipment purchases).

Focus Areas

Your application must demonstrate how you will use SBSS funds in your current service area to increase the number of patients served at school-based service sites by adding or expanding one or more of the following services:

  • General primary medical care,
  • Mental health,
  • Substance use disorder,
  • Oral health,
  • Vision, and/or
  • Enabling services.

Eligible Applicants

Only Health Center Program award recipients (organization funded under Section 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended) with active H80 grant awards may apply for SBSS funding.

How to Apply

SBSS 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 April 2, 2021.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHBs: Must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on April 20, 2021.

Technical Assistance

Application Components

Forms and Attachments

One-Time Funding

Of the $200,000 SBSS annual funding ceiling, applicants may request one-time funding up to $150,000 in year 1 for one-time costs for equipment and/or minor A/R. The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only.

Additional Resources

School-Based Health

Application Development

Contacts

Program Information

SBSS Technical Assistance Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development
301-594-4300 or complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Complete the Contact Form, Contact Record, Organizational, Contact Verification screens
  • Select “Applicant” for Requestor Type
  • Select “Health Center” on Health Center or EHBs Question screen
  • Select “Application” for Issue Type
  • Select “School-Based Service Sites (SBSS)” for Issue Sub-type
  • Enter your question

Budget Information

Brian Feldman and Nicole Turner
Senior Grants Management Specialist and Grants Management Specialist
Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM)
Email: bfeldman@hrsa.gov and nturner@hrsa.gov

Grants.gov Contact Center

800-518-4726 or email support@grants.gov

HRSA Electronic Handbooks Support

Health Center Program Support
Hours of operation 7am – 8pm ET Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays)
877-464-4772 or complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • Complete the Contact Form, Contact Record, Organizational, Contact Verification screens
  • Select “Current Award Recipient” for Requestor Type
  • Select “EHBs” on the Health Center or EHBs Question screen,
  • Select “Application-System Question” for Issue Type
  • Select “School-based Service Sites (SBSS)” for BPHC Sub Category
  • Complete the Description field and click “Submit”
Date Last Reviewed:  March 2021