FY 2019 School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program (HRSA-19-073) Technical Assistance


The purpose of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program is to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers (SBHCs), by funding minor alteration/renovation (A/R) projects and/or the purchase of moveable equipment, including telehealth equipment.

Applicants may submit one application to request funding for up to four minor A/R projects, or one equipment-only project and up to three minor A/R projects. The SBHC site(s) where minor A/R work occurs and/or where equipment purchases will be utilized must be operational and providing services to patients at the time of application.

HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $10 million in one-time funding to support an estimated 100 awards of up to $100,000 each. The $100,000 maximum is for the entire 2-year project period. HRSA will give funding preference to SBHCs that serve a large population of children eligible for medical assistance under the state Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act or under a waiver of such plan or children eligible for child health assistance under the state child health plan under title XXI of that Act.

Who Can Apply

For the purposes of this funding opportunity, eligible applicants must be a SBHC or a sponsoring facility of a SBHC.


  • Is located in or near a school facility of a school district or board, or a school facility of an Indian tribe or tribal organization;
  • Is organized through school, community, and health provider relationships;
  • Is administered by a sponsoring facility;
  • Through health professionals, provides primary health services to children in accordance with State and local law, including laws relating to licensure and certification; AND
  • Satisfies such other requirements as a State may establish for the operation of such a clinic.

A sponsoring facility is one of the following:

  • Community health center;
  • Public health department;
  • Hospital;
  • Non-profit health care agency;
  • Local education agency (20 U.S.C. §7801); or
  • A program administered by the Indian Health Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, or operated by an Indian tribe or a tribal organization

View Section III in the SBHCC NOFO for the full list of eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

SBHCC applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). To access the SBHCC application, click on the Grants.gov link below and search for opportunity number HRSA-19-073.

Phase 1 - Grants.gov: Successfully submitted by 11:59 pm ET on April 17, 2018.

Phase 2 - HRSA EHB: Successfully submitted by 5:00 pm ET on May 31, 2018.

Technical Assistance Resources

Sample Application Components

The following samples and form templates are for planning purposes only. Applicants must upload attachments and enter information into HRSA EHB as instructed in the NOFO.

Date Last Reviewed: February 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

Contact Us

Program Information
SBHCC Technical Assistance Team
Bureau of Primary Health Care

Budget Information
LaShawna Smith
Office of Federal Assistance Management

HRSA EHB Support
EHB Application Completion Assistance or 877-974-2742 (option 3)

(Select Application/Progress Report: EHB System Questions as the Issue Type)

EHB Registration and Help

EHB Account Access Questions or 877-464-4772