Health Center Program New Access Points (HRSA-19-080) Technical Assistance
Apply to HRSA-19-080 in Grants.gov by March 12, 2019 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Submit supplemental information in HRSA EHBs by April 11, 2019 (5 p.m. ET)
The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Points (NAP) funding opportunity is to improve the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by expanding access to affordable, accessible, quality, and cost effective primary health care services. NAP funding provides operational support for new service delivery sites for the provision of comprehensive primary health care services (i.e., new access points). 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 NAP awards in Fiscal Year 2019. The maximum annual funding request 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 by new organizations or by existing Health Center Program award recipients to expand their network of service delivery sites to serve additional underserved populations. See Section III in the NAP NOFO for the full list of eligibility criteria.
How to Apply
NAP applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). To download the Application Package, click on the Grants.gov link below and search on the opportunity number (HRSA-19-080).
Phase 1 - Grants.gov: must be completed and successfully submitted via Grants.gov by March 12, 2019 (11:59 p.m. ET).
Phase 2 - HRSA EHBs: must be completed and successfully submitted by April 11, 2019 (5 p.m. ET).
Technical Assistance Resources
The NAP NOFO details funding requirements, application instructions, and review criteria. In addition, the following resources are useful when developing your NAP application.
- Frequently Asked Questions - (PDF - 415 KB)
- EHBs NAP Applicant User Guide provides instructions on how to submit in EHBs – (PDF - 4.46 MB)
- HRSA SF-424 Two-Tier Application Guide provides instructions on how to submit in Grants.gov (PDF - 569 KB)
- Health Center Program Requirements Resources include Scope of Project documents and the Compliance Manual, which assists health centers in understanding and demonstrating compliance with Health Center Program requirements
- Unmet Need Score (UNS) Resources: HRSA will use a standardized assessment of primary care need based on public data sources on critical health determinants to automatically generate an unmet need score (UNS) for your NAP application. The UNS for each service area zip code proposed in the application (on Form 5B: Service Sites) is combined to establish the overall UNS for the application, which accounts for up to 20 points in the NEED section of the application score and is a factor in one of the funding priorities.
- Priority Point Resources
- If your proposed NAP full-time service site (as indicated by the site address zip code on Form 5B), is located in a hot spot zip code, HRSA may add 5 points to your application score. See List of Hot Spots. – (XLS - 211 KB)
- If one of your proposed NAP service sites operating at least 20 hours a week (as indicated by the site address zip code on Form 5B), is located in a Level 4 frontier and remote (FAR) area, HRSA may add 5 points to your application score. See https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/am-i-rural.
- If your organization was designated as a Health Center Program look-alike prior to October 1, 2018 and meets all 5 criteria listed in the NAP NOFO, HRSA may add 10 points to your application score. See your folder in HRSA EHBs for your scope, compliance, and UDS information.
The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must upload attachments and enter information into EHBs as instructed in the NOFO.
- Sample Budget Templates
- Attachment 1: Service Area Map and Table
- Instructions for Service Area Map and Table (PDF - 1.38 MB)
- Attachment 12: Operational Plan Template (PDF - 200 KB)
Program Specific Forms
Forms collect important data that contribute to a full picture of the proposed project. The following samples and video demos are for planning purposes only. Applicants must enter information into EHBs as instructed in the NOFO.
- Form 1A: General Information Worksheet (242 KB) | Form 1A: Video
- Form 1B: BPHC Funding Request Summary (PDF - 185 KB) | Form 1B: Video
- Form 1C: Documents on File (PDF - 157 KB)
- Form 2: Staffing Profile (PDF - 331 KB)
- Form 3: Income Analysis (PDF - 325 KB)
- Form 4: Community Characteristics (PDF - 313 KB)
- Form 5A: Services Provided (PDF - 287 KB)
- Form 5B: Service Sites (PDF - 254 KB)
- Form 5C: Other Activities/Locations (PDF - 175 KB)
- Form 6A: Current Board Member Characteristics (PDF - 202 KB)
- Form 6B: Request for Waiver of Board Member Requirement (PDF - 209 KB)
- Form 8: Health Center Agreements (PDF - 176 KB)
- Form 10: Emergency Preparedness Report (PDF - 285 KB)
- Form 12: Organization Contacts (PDF - 136 KB)
- Summary Page (PDF - 264 KB)
The Clinical and Financial Performance Measures forms record the proposed project’s clinical and financial goals. The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must enter information into EHBs as instructed in the NOFO.
- List of NAP Performance Measures – (PDF - 219 KB)
- Clinical Performance Measure Form Field Guide and Sample (PDF - 223 KB)
- Performance Measure Fillable Form – (PDF - 102 KB)
For more information on performance measures, see:
- Health Center Data for information on the Uniform Data System (UDS), the reporting system for Health Center Program performance measures and patient data
- UDS Manual for definitions and UDS reporting details
- Healthy People 2020 for a table outlining the Healthy People 2020 objectives related to Health Center Program performance measures – (PDF - 99 KB)
Of the $650,000 maximum, applicants may request one-time funding up to $150,000 in Year 1 only for one-time costs for equipment and/or minor alteration/renovation. The following samples and templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must enter information into EHBs as instructed in the NOFO.
- Equipment List – (PDF - 182 KB)
- Alteration/Renovation Project Cover Page – (PDF - 193 KB)
- Alteration/Renovation Sample Budget Justification – (PDF - 140 KB)
- Other Requirements for Sites – (PDF - 231 KB)
- Environmental Information and Documentation (EID) Checklist – (PDF - 764 KB)
- Landlord Letter of Consent Sample – (PDF - 55 KB)
Be sure to provide complete and consistent information in all systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take four weeks or longer. Remember you must renew registration in SAM annually!
Before you do anything else, Register & Get Ready.
NAP Technical Assistance Web Form
NAP Response Team
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
Terry Hatchett and Brian Feldman
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-443-7525 and 301-443-3190
THatchett@hrsa.gov and BFeldman@hrsa.gov
EHBs Application Assistance
Health Center Program Support Web Form
877-464-4772, Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (excluding federal holidays)
HRSA Scoring Rubric – (PDF - 125 KB)
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