FY 2019 Service Area Competition (SAC) Technical Assistance

SAC Technical Assistance

The Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) lists all service areas announced for competition through the SAC NOFO and includes the:

  • Total funding available for each service area and the target population(s) served
  • Service area zip codes and the percentage of patients served within each
  • Patient target for each service area (see the Patient Target FAQs)

SAC Applicant Webinars:

Patient Target Technical Assistance

Health Center EHB Patient Target Management Webinar
Patient Target FAQs (PDF - 874 KB)

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 PM ET) HRSA EHB Deadline (5:00 PM ET)
December 31, 2018 HRSA-19-010 June 7, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 21, 2018
January 31, 2019 HRSA-19-012 June 14, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 30, 2018
February 28, 2019 HRSA-19-013 June 20, 2018 August 20, 2018 September 18, 2018
March 31, 2019 HRSA-19-014 July 17, 2018 September 17, 2018 October 17, 2018
April 30, 2019 HRSA-19-015 August 7, 2018 October 9, 2018 November 7, 2018
May 31, 2019 HRSA-19-016 September 6, 2018 November 6, 2018 December 11, 2018


The SAC funding opportunity ensures continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.  A SAC application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue support of an area listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) that is served by a Health Center Program award recipient whose project period is ending in FY 2019.

Who Can Apply

Organizations eligible to compete for SAC funds 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 accessible and affordable quality primary health care services. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements listed in Section III of the NOFO.

How to Apply

SAC applications require a two-phase submission process. In FY19 applicants must provide an original, signed notarized letter stating that the applicant is the authorized Entity Administrator before registration will be activated by SAM.gov.  Please read these FAQs to learn more about this process change.  Plan for additional time associated with submission and review of the notarized letter.  Entities already registered in SAM.gov are advised to log into SAM.gov and review their registration information, particularly their financial information.

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.

  • Refer to the Service Area Announcement Table to obtain the correct NOFO number (HRSA-19-XXX) for the service area that you will apply to serve.
  • Go to Grants.gov and search for the correct NOFO number (HRSA-19-XXX) to download the application instructions (NOFO) and access the application.
  • See the NOFO and the HRSA SF-424 Two-Tier Application Guide for instructions on how to submit in Grants.gov.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHB: must be completed and successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on the date noted in the NOFO.

  • See the NOFO and the HRSA SAC Applicant EHB User Guide for instructions on how to submit in HRSA EHB.

Technical Assistance Resources

Program Specific Attachments and Forms

Performance Measures



Date Last Reviewed: July 2018

Register Today

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


SAC NOFO Information
SAC Response Team
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development
301-594-4300 | SAC Technical Assistance web form

Budget Information
Donna Marx
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations
301-594-4245 | dmarx@hrsa.gov

HRSA EHB Application Assistance
Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772 | Health Center Program Support Web Form

HRSA EHB Account Access Assistance
HRSA Contact Center
877-464-4772 | CallCenter@hrsa.gov