Service Area Competition (SAC) -- HRSA-20-019

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Service Area Competition (SAC) under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this grant program is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services.

Your application must document an understanding of the need for primary health care services in the service area and propose a comprehensive plan that demonstrates compliance with the Health Center Program requirements. The plan must ensure the availability and accessibility of primary health care services to all individuals in the service area and target population, regardless of ability to pay. You must further demonstrate that your plan includes collaborative and coordinated delivery systems for the provision of health care to the underserved.

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

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Areas of Interest

Type (s) applications sought:

• Competing continuation – A current Health Center Program award recipient whose project period ends April 30, 2020 and that seeks to continue serving its current service area.

• New – An organization that is not currently funded through the Health Center Program that seeks to serve an announced service area through the proposal of one or more permanent service delivery sites.

• Competing supplement – A current Health Center Program award recipient that seeks to serve an announced service area, in addition to its current service area, through the addition of one or more new permanent service delivery sites.

Eligibility Requirements

1) You must be a domestic public or nonprofit private entity, as demonstrated through the submission of the Evidence of Non-profit/Public Center Status (Attachment 11), outlined in Section  Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.

2) You must propose in the RESPONSE section of the Project Narrative to operate a health center that makes all required primary health care services available and accessible in the service area, either directly or through established arrangements, without regard for ability to pay. You may not propose to provide ONLY a single service or any subset of the required primary health care services.

3) You must provide continuity of services, ensuring availability and accessibility in the service area, by proposing to serve an announced service area

Multiple applications from an organization with the same DUNS number are allowable only if the applications propose to serve different service areas.

Amount Description

See solicitation for details

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

October 21, 2019