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Health Center Program New Access Point Grant Application Technical Assistance

NAP Application (HRSA-13-228) Technical Assistance

FY 2013 New Access Point Funding Opportunity Announcement

New Access Point Clinical and Performance Measures

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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. The Health Center Program New Access Point funding opportunity is an important element of HRSA’s commitment to improving and expanding access to needed health care services. Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $19 million to support an estimated 25 New Access Points grant awards in Fiscal Year 2013, 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.

Under the Fiscal Year 2013 Health Center Program New Access Point funding opportunity, applicants must propose to establish a new access point that:

  1. Provides comprehensive primary medical care as its primary purpose;
  2. Provides services, either directly onsite or through established arrangements, without regard to ability to pay;
  3. Ensures access to services for all individuals in the service area/population; and
  4. Provides services at one or more permanent service delivery sites.

Technical Assistance

Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures

For more information on performance measures, see Health Center Program's Clinical and Financial Performance Measures and Health Center Data Reporting & Technical Assistance for helpful presentations on Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting and the 2012 UDS manual.

Program Specific Information for One-Time Funding

How to Apply

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

  • Phase 1 - exit icon: must be completed and successfully submitted via by 11:59 PM ET on February 27, 2013.
  • Phase 2 - HRSA EHB: must be completed and successfully submitted by 8:00 PM ET on April 3, 2013.
    Applicants can only begin Phase 2 in HRSA’s EHBs after Phase 1 in has been completed by the assigned due date and HRSA has assigned the application a tracking number.


Direct NAP application questions to:

Joanne Galindo, Public Health Analyst
Office of Policy and Program Development
Bureau of Primary Health Care


Last updated 03/20/2013

Register Today

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

If you provide complete and consistent information to all three systems, you may be able to complete the process in one week. 

But if there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take four 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 |

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