ARRA - Facility Investment Program

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

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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.
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ARRA Health Center Integrated Services Development Initiative[g1]

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration

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Estimated Funding: $525,000,000





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Applicants can only apply through HRSA's EHBs

Additional Information of Eligibility:
An application submitted under announcement number HRSA-10-029 will be considered eligible if it meets all applicable eligibility requirements listed below.

Applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this announcement.

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Applicant is an existing health center that has had an application approved for grant support in FY 2009 under the Health Center Program:  Community Health Centers (CHC) - section 330(e)  Migrant Health Centers (MHC) - section 330(g)  Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) - section 330(h)  Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) - section 330(i)  Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS) grantees 2.

Application request for FIP funding as presented on Public Health Service Form 5161-1: Standard Form-424C is equal to or greater than $750,000 and DOES NOT exceed $12,000,000.

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Application proposes to support the costs of the alteration/renovation or construction of a facility that is consistent with the Health Center Program’s mission—to provide comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary healthcare services to medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations.



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Agency Email:
BPHCRecovery@hrsa.gov

Date Posted:
2009-06-23

Application Due Date:
2009-08-06

Archive Date:
2009-09-05




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