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Service Area Competition - Additional Area Funding for Health Center Program (Areas Served with a Project Period Start Date of January 1, 2025)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.224
Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aug 5, 2024

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The Health Center Program provides grants to health centers that offer comprehensive primary healthcare services to an underserved area or population. This program targets the nation's neediest populations and geographic regions. Areas with an January 1, 2025 project period start date are eligible to apply.

Funding is available for Community Health Centers (CHC), Migrant Health Centers (MHC), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH), and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC). Applicants must serve an entire service area listed in HRSA's Service Area Announcement Table.

Program objectives include:

  • Improve the health of underserved populations, including individuals and families experiencing homelessness, migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, and residents of public housing by delivering comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care and supportive services
  • Provide services regardless of the patient's ability to pay

Applicants must be a public or nonprofit private entity, such as a tribal, faith-based, or community-based organization that proposes to offer comprehensive primary care services to an entire service area.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants may apply for the amount of the total funding listed in the Service Area Announcement Table for the proposed service area in total cost per year.

Expected Number of Awards: 2
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,550,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

HRSA uses a two-tier submission process for Service Area Competition (SAC) applications through and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).

The application must be submitted by August 5, 2024, and the HRSA EHB application must be submitted by September 4, 2024.

Technical Assistance Website

Health Center Program GeoCare Navigator:
This tool may help with applications for New Access Point, Service Area Competition, Look-Alike, and Change in Scope. The tool may be used to conduct research, explore service areas, health centers, and relevant data.

Tagged as
Clinics · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Primary care

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