Frequently Asked Questions (updated March 10, 2014) (PDF - 337 KB)
Presentation Slides (PDF - 724KB)
Application TA Call Transcript (PDF - 452 KB)
Replay of TA Call
HRSA Electronic Handbooks BHI User Guide for Applicants (PDF - 2.6 MB)
The purpose of this competitive grant opportunity is to improve and expand the delivery of behavioral health services through the establishment/enhancement of an integrated primary care/behavioral health model at existing health centers. HRSA anticipates awarding $50 million to support 200 grant awards of $250,000 each to current Health Center Program grantees in Fiscal Year 2014. This grant opportunity is supported by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
Existing Health Center Program grantees that did NOT receive new start/initial New Access Point funding in FY 2013 or FY 2014 are eligible to apply.
BHI applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).
Applicants can only begin Phase 2 in HRSA EHB after Phase 1 in Grants.gov has been completed by the assigned due date and HRSA has assigned the application a tracking number.
Please note that the HRSA EHB portion of the application is expected to be available no sooner than February 26, 2014.
The BHI FOA includes reporting of the new 2014 Depression Screening and Follow Up. For more information on the new measure see the Program Assistance Letter 2014-01.
Clinical Performance Measures Form (PDF - 160 KB)
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
EHB Application Assistance
Electronic Submission Questions:
BPHC Helpline BPHChelpline@hrsa.gov or 1-877-974-2742, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET (excluding federal holidays)
EHB Account Access Questions:
HRSA Contact Center
CallCenter@hrsa.gov or 1-877-464-4772, Monday Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET (excluding federal holidays)
Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM and Grants.gov.
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