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Health Center New Access Point Grant Application Technical Assistance

Apply to HRSA-15-016 at by August 20 | Submit supplemental information to HRSA EHB by October 7

NAP Applicant Technical Assistance Call Replay
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Purpose of the New Access Point Funding

The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding opportunity is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  NAP funding provides operational support for new primary health care service delivery sites.

Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $100 million to support an estimated 150 New Access Point grant awards in Fiscal Year 2015, supported by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).  The maximum annual amount of Health Center Program funding that can be requested in a NAP application is $650,000.   

Eligible Applicants

Organizations eligible to compete for NAP funds include public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations.  Applications may be submitted from new organizations or from existing grantees to expand their network of service delivery sites to serve new underserved populations. See Section III in the NAP funding opportunity announcement for the full list of eligibility criteria.

Technical Assistance

Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures

For more information on performance measures, see:

Program Specific Information for One-Time Funding

How to Apply

NAP applications must be submitted via and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). 

  • Step 1 - HRSA-15-016 application package at must be completed and successfully submitted to by 11:59 pm ET on August 20, 2014.
  • Step 2 - HRSA EHB: must be completed and successfully submitted by 8:00 pm ET on October 7, 2014. Applicants can only begin Step 2 in HRSA EHB after Step 1 in has been completed by the assigned due date and HRSA has assigned the application a tracking number.


Last updated 09/29/2014

Register Today

Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and

Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take 4 weeks or even longer.

Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready.


Program Information
Joanne Galindo
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 |

Budget Information
Angela Wade
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-594-5296 |

EHB Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline
877-974-2742 | Submit Web Request Form

General Feedback

Help Resources

HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) Registration and Help

HRSA Electronic Submission User Guide (PDF - 278 KB)

Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/MUP) Designations

UDS Mapper

Additional technical assistance regarding this FOA may be obtained by contacting the appropriate PCAs, PCOs, or NCAs.  For a list of contacts, see