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ACA Mental Health Service Expansion- Behavioral Health Integration (BHI)
Supplemental Funding Opportunity Announcement (HRSA-14-110)

BHI Application Technical Assistance

HRSA Awards 221 BHI Supplemental Grants
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)

Applicants will receive feedback from the objective review process by the end of August. Applications that scored in the fundable range but were not funded in FY 2014 will be held for potential future funding for up to one year.

Purpose of the Mental Health Service Expansion—Behavioral Health Integration Funding         

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).

Eligible Applicants

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.  

Technical Assistance Resources

Forms

How 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.

Performance Measures

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)

Contacts

Program Information
René Herbert
HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300
BPHCBHI@hrsa.gov

Budget Information
Brian Feldman
HRSA Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-443-3190
bfeldman@hrsa.gov

EHB Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline
877-974-2742
BPHCHelpline@hrsa.gov




Primary Health Care/Health Centers Open Opportunities

HRSA-15-014 Service Area Competition

Help Resources

HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) Registration and Help

HRSA Electronic Two-Tier Submission User Guide

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)

Register Today

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

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.