Service Area Competition (SAC): Round 1 -- HRSA-19-010

Funding Agency:
Health Resources and Services Administration

This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

Health Center Program funding targets the Nation’s high need geographic areas and populations by supporting nearly 1,400 health centers that operate more than 11,000 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. In 2016, HRSA-funded health centers delivered accessible, affordable, quality primary health care services to nearly 26 million people.

Deadline: Aug. 6, 2018

Agency Website

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 services6 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

HRSA expects approximately $409,300,000 million to be available annually to fund 86 recipients. You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to the Total Funding listed in the SAAT for the proposed service area in total cost (includes both direct and indirect costs) per year. The actual amount available will not be determined until enactment of the final FY 2019 federal appropriation.

Funding Type



Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 6, 2018