Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Look-Alike Annual Certification (AC) Instructions & Resources

Important Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, HRSA has extended designation periods by one year for LALs that had a 3-year designation period scheduled to end in FY 2022. Extension notices of LAL designation have been issued. These LALs, like all LALs whose designation period end date is not in FY 2022 (October 1, 2021 — September 30, 2022), should submit an FY 2022 AC.

Look-Alike Annual Certification Submission Availability and Deadline Schedule

Certification Period Start Date HRSA EHBs Access HRSA EHBs Deadline
January 1, 2022 August 3, 2021 October 2, 2021
February 1, 2022 September 3, 2021 November 2, 2021
March 1, 2022 October 1, 2021 November 30, 2021
April 1, 2022 November 1, 2021 December 31, 2021
May 1, 2022 December 1, 2021 January 30, 2022
June 1, 2022 January 1, 2022 March 2, 2022

*EHBs access and deadline dates are auto-generated by EHBs. Please work within these dates and, if needed, request technical assistance prior to the deadline if the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday.

About the Annual Certification (AC)

The AC submission provides an update on the progress of Health Center Program look-alikes (LALs). The AC submission reports on progress made from the beginning of a LAL’s current certification period until the date of AC submission; the expected progress for the remainder of the current certification period; and any projected changes for the upcoming certification period.

Reporting Your Certification Period Progress

Current certification period: report progress to date > report expected progress. Upcoming certification period: report projected changes.

How to Apply

Existing LALs will receive an email notification from the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) when the AC is available for input and submission. If you do not receive an expected email regarding AC access 150 calendar days prior to the end of your current LAL designation period, please contact your HRSA project officer for assistance.

Annual Certification Timing

AC submissions are due 90 days prior to the end of the certification period. The HRSA EHBs system will send email reminders to your organization’s contacts identified in the system 150 days prior to the end of the certification period to inform them that the submission is accessible in HRSA EHBs. Once notified that the submission is available, you will have 60 days to complete and submit it in HRSA EHBs. All LALs are required to submit an AC submission within the certification period, by the established deadline. Reference the list of FY 2022 AC deadlines.

Technical Assistance Resources

Submission Components

These Program Specific Forms must be completed in EHBs. The versions below are for reference and planning purposes only.

Contacts

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Program Information

Karen Fitzgerald, MPH
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 | BPHC Contact Form

EHBs Application Assistance or Account Access Questions

Health Center Program Support
877-464-4772
BPHC Contact Form

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2021