Affordable Care Act Patient Centered Medical Home ¿ Facility Improvements (P-FI) Grant Program

This announcement solicits applications for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) ¿ Facility Improvement (P-FI) Grant Program, as authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), (P.L.

111-148, Section 10503(c)).  Subject to the availability of funds, HRSA

anticipates awarding approximately $35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 through competitive one-time capital development awards to existing health centers receiving operational awards under the Health Center Program (section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS), 42 U.S.C.

254b, as amended) for a two-year project period.  This announcement is available for existing Health Center Program grantees to address facility modifications needed to improve or enhance a health center¿s capacity to deliver care using the PCMH model.  Applicants for the 2014 P-FI funding will address PCMH-related capital needs at an existing facility (i.e., an active service delivery site listed within the health center¿s Form 5B) for the following project types:
Alteration/renovation (AandR):Project types include work required to modernize, improve, and/or reconfigure the interior arrangements of an existing facility; work to improve and/or replace exterior envelope; work to improve accessibility (such as sidewalks and ramps) and/or life safety requirements in an existing facility.This type of project would not increase the total square footage of an existing building, and does not require ground disturbance or footings.This type of project may include the purchase of related moveable equipment.[1] Construction:Project types include expansion of an existing structure to increase the total square feet of a facility.[2]Construction projects may include use of a permanently affixed modular or prefabricated building and the purchase of related moveable equipment.

Eligible health center applicants may submit only one P-FI application proposing one distinct, site-specific, stand-alone facility project.  P-FI applicants must demonstrate how their proposals will address the PCMH model and lead to improvements in the delivery of care and patient access.

    Award recipients must be able to track P-FI award funds separately from other federal awards and will have separate reporting requirements.  [1] Moveable equipment includes non-expendable items with a useful life of more than one year that are not permanently affixed (such as generators, heating and cooling systems, and wiring) and can be easily moved, such as x-ray equipment, freezers, autoclaves, furniture, and administrative equipment, (i.e., computers, servers, telephones, fax machines, copying machines, software)), and special purpose equipment used for medical activities (e.g., stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, scales, electronic thermometers).   Office supplies (e.g., paper, pencils, toner, etc.); medical supplies (e.g., syringes, blood tubes, plastic gloves, etc.), and educational supplies (e.g., pamphlets, educational videotapes, etc.) are not defined as moveable equipment and are unallowable.

[2] If a proposed facility expansion project also includes alteration/renovation to the existing structure, this falls under the construction project type.
Related Programs

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for Capital Development in Health Centers

Department of Health and Human Services

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements.  Applications that do not meet all of the eligibility requirements will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for funding under this announcement.

Applicant is an existing health center receiving Health Center Program operational support (sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i)) at the time of application, and is not subject to the following under the existing Health Center Program award: Received initial health center funding in FY 2013 or FY 2014; Five or more active 60 or 30 day progressive action conditions on current award; or One or more 30 day progressive action condition(s) on current award.

The project will support new alteration/renovation activities and/or new construction costs.

No more than 50 percent of the total allowable budget will support moveable equipment costs (line item 10 of the budget information).

The proposed project is located at an active service delivery site or administrative/service delivery site that is within the health center¿s current approved scope of project (i.e., an approved service delivery site listed on Form 5B) at the time of application submission.

The project will not occur at a sub-recipient or contractor site.

The project will not occur at a site with an active HRSA award that supports construction (i.e., new construction, expansion, or alteration/renovation/repair projects).

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

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Contact HRSA Call Center at 877-Go4-HRSA/877-464-4772 or email CallCenter@HRSA.GOV

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