Funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or Recovery Act) will support health center efforts to expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations nationwide as well as create employment opportunities in underserved
communities over the next 2 years.
The Recovery Act provides $ 1. 5 billion in grants to address significant and pressing capital improvement needs in health centers, including major construction and renovation.
This funding opportunity will award approximately $525 million, through competitive grants, for a one-time facility improvement opportunity to support existing section 330 funded health centers.
This announcement details the funding opportunity available for existing Health Center Program grantees under the Facility Investment Program (FIP) initiative to address significant and pressing capital improvement needs in health centers, including construction and renovation.The proposed projects for Federal support under the FIP grant must be reasonable and appropriate based on existing need and on the information provided in this announcement.
There are no matching requirements.
Health center grantees requesting FIP grants must demonstrate how their proposal will lead to improvements in access to health services for underserved populations and create health center and construction-related jobs.
FIP grants are one-time awards, and there will be no ongoing support of FIP grant activities after the end of the 2-year project/budget period.
Health center applicants must comply with applicable requirements of section 330 of the PHS Act, implementing regulations, and guidelines, including the Health Center Program Requirements available at http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/requirements.htm.