Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 Health Infrastructure Investment Program

This announcement solicits applications for the Health Infrastructure Investment Program (HIIP) for existing Health Center Program grantees to increase their patient capacity and to provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations through the

credit:


alteration/renovation, expansion, or construction of a facility.

HIIP funding will support one capital project at a new or existing site within the applicant’s approved scope of project for the following project types:
·         Alteration/renovation (A/R):  This project type can 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/expansion (C/E):  This project type can include the construction of a new stand-alone structure and/or associated work required to expand a structure to increase the total square feet of a facility.[2]  Construction projects may include the installation of a permanently affixed modular or prefabricated building and/or the purchase of related moveable equipment.

Eligible health center applicants may submit only one HIIP application proposing one site-specific, stand-alone facility project.  HIIP applicants must demonstrate how the alteration/renovation, and/or construction/expansion project will improve their capacity to provide comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations.

[1] Moveable equipment includes non-expendable items with a useful life of more than one year that are not permanently affixed and can be easily moved.   Examples include x-ray equipment, freezers, autoclaves, furniture, 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

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

a)      Applicant is an existing health center receiving Health Center Program operational support (under sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i)) at the time of application and did not receive initial health center funding in FY 2015.

b)      Application request for funding as presented on Standard Form (SF)-424C is less than or equal to $1,000,000.

c)      Application includes all attachments marked as “required for completeness.” d)     Application does not propose an equipment-only project.

e)      Application does not include alteration/renovation or construction/expansion activity associated with the project or connected activity (e.g., site grading, installation of utilities, demolition) that has started before the award date.  f)       The proposed project will not occur at a sub-recipient or contractor site.

g)      Application does not propose a project that will occur at a site that received construction-related funding (i.e., new construction or alteration/renovation) through the FY 2010 Facility Investment Program (FIP), FY 2011 Capital Development or FY 2012 Capital Development - Building Capacity funding opportunities.

h)      The proposed 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).  For the purpose of funding opportunity HRSA-15-129, HRSA is defining an "active HRSA award that supports construction" as a project that:

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 155 South, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878bphccapital@hrsa.gov

Agency Email Description:
Contact Bureau of Primary Health Care at (301)594-4300 or email bphccapital@hrsa.gov

Agency Email:
bphccapital@hrsa.gov

Date Posted:
2015-03-03

Application Due Date:
2015-04-21

Archive Date:
2015-06-20



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