This announcement solicits applications for New Access Point (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The FOA details the eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support under the Health Center Program. The purpose
of this Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations.
NAPs will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations in the area to be served. Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the Nation¿s underserved. Individually, each health center plays an important role in the goal of ensuring access to services, and combined, they have had a critical impact on the health care status of medically underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States and its territories.
Targeting the Nation¿s neediest populations and geographic areas, the Health Center Program currently funds 1,280 health centers that operate more than 9,300 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.
In 2012, more than 21 million patients, including medically underserved and uninsured patients, received comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services through the Health Center Program.