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HRSA Look-Alike Initial Designation Technical Assistance

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For program information:
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For HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) application assistance:

This opportunity provides resources to assist organizations in the application for Look-Alike Initial Designation under the Health Center Program. The purpose of the Look-Alike Designation is to maximize access to care for medically underserved populations and communities by allowing entities that do not receive Health Center Program funding to apply to become part of the Health Center Program. Once designated, Look-Alikes may become eligible for Medicaid and Medicare Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Prospective Payment System (PPS) reimbursement, and other related programs.


Eligible organizations include public or nonprofit health centers that currently provide comprehensive primary care to underserved populations.

Additional information on specific eligibility requirements may be found in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding
This opportunity is for technical assistance resources.
Application process

Initial look-alike designation applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted via the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs). Once an application is initiated in EHB, there is a 90 day window to complete and submit it.

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Federally Qualified Health Centers

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.