Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for New and Expanded Services under the Health Center Program

To provide for expanded and sustained national investment in community health centers funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.

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Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarter Program Office: Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

Eastern Division: (301) 594-4488; Central Mid-Atlantic Division: (301) 594-4420; Western Division: (301) 594-4420.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applications should be designed to improve the availability, accessibility and provision of primary health care services.

Funds should not be used for inpatient services, or to make cash payments to intended recipients of services.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA number for additional information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants for funding new access points are public and private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations that have the capacity to effectively administer the grant.

Eligible applicants for funding expanded services are grantees currently funded as Health Centers under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Population groups in medically underserved areas.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award (NoA).

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254b), as amended by Title C, Section 10503 of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 , Public Law 111-148.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for specific information.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Awards to support projects beyond the first budget year will be contingent upon Congressional appropriation, compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, demonstrated organizational capacity to accomplish the project s goals, and a determination that continued funding would be in the best interest of the government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually. After Notices of Award (NoA) are issued, funds are released in accordance with DHHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cash Request System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Refer to the specific funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for additional information.

Submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System.

The report identifies cash expenditures against the authorized funds for the grant.

The FFR Cash Transaction Reports must be filed within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

Failure to submit the report may result in the inability to access award funds.

Go to www.dpm.psc.gov for additional information.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for additional information.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for additional information.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program for additional information.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the FSR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $1,000,000,000; FY 11 est $1,200,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No current information.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The program is subject to the provision of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 75 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.
HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Headquarter Program Office: Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Eastern Division: (301) 594-4488; Central Mid-Atlantic Division: (301) 594-4420; Western Division: (301) 594-4420.

Headquarters Office

Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 594-4110.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selecting proposals are available in the funding opportunity announcement under this CFDA program. In addition, all applicants are expected to demonstrate compliance with applicable requirements including the Health Center Program Expectations. In addition to these general requirements, there are specific requirements and expectations for applicants requesting funding under each of the section 330 programs. Applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate compliance with these requirements and expectations in the application. Applicants requesting funding under multiple programs are expected to demonstrate compliance with the expectations and requirements of all of those programs.



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