Health Center Program New Access Points (HRSA-17-009) Technical Assistance

New Access Points Funding Opportunity Announcement (PDF - 665 KB)

The application deadline for New Access Points has passed. Awards will be announced on or around January 1, 2017.


The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding opportunity is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  NAP funding provides operational support for new primary health care service delivery sites (i.e., new access points). A new access point is a new service delivery site for the provision of comprehensive health care services. Applicants must propose at least one full-time, permanent new access point site that has primary medical care as its main purpose.

Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $50 million to support an estimated 75 New Access Point awards in Fiscal Year 2017. The maximum annual funding that can be requested in a NAP application is $650,000.   

Who Can Apply?

Organizations eligible to compete for NAP funds include public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations.  Applications may be submitted from new organizations or from existing award recipients to expand their network of service delivery sites to serve new underserved populations. See Section III in the NAP funding opportunity announcement for the full list of eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

NAP applications must be submitted via and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). To download the Application Package, click on the link below and search on the announcement number (HRSA-17-009).

Phase 1 - must be completed and successfully submitted via by 11:59 pm ET on June 17, 2016.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHB: must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on July 15, 2016.

Technical Assistance Resources

Sample Application Components

The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must upload attachments and enter information into EHB as instructed in the funding opportunity announcement.

Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures

For more information on performance measures, see:

Program Specific Information on One-Time Funding

Register Today

Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and

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


Program Information
NAP Response Team
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 |

Budget Information
William Davis
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-443-8217 |

EHB Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline
877-974-2742 ext. 3 | BPHC Helpline Web Form

EHB Access Assistance
HRSA Contact Center
1-877-464-4772 |

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