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FY 2015 Service Area Competition-Additional Area (SAC-AA) Technical Assistance

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Application Technical Assistance

Project Period Start DateHRSA Announcement Number*Expected Funding Opportunity Announcement ReleaseGrants.gov Deadline (11:59 pm ET)HRSA EHB Deadline (5 pm ET)
March 1, 2015HRSA-15-120September 9, 2014October 8, 2014October 22, 2014
March 1, 2015HRSA-15-122September 9, 2014October 8, 2014October 22, 2014
April 1, 2015HRSA-15-128September 23, 2014October 22, 2014November 5, 2014

*Click the Announcement Number in the table above to access the corresponding Service Area Announcement Table, if applicable.


FY 2015 SAC-AA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF - 173 KB)

Applicant Technical Assistance Presentation Slides (PPT - 7 MB)

Applicant Technical Assistance Presentation Recording

Applicant Technical Assistance Presentation Transcript (PDF - 121 KB)

FY 2015 SAC-AA User Guide for Grant Applicants (PDF - 11 MB)

About the Service Area Competition-Additional Area

A Service Area Competition–Additional Area (SAC-AA) is announced when new service areas become available for competition after the annual fiscal year SAC announcement. The following resources provide an overview of the SAC-AA process and answers to frequently asked questions for all SAC-AAs announced in FY 2015.

SAC-AA Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT)

The SAC-AA Service Area Announcement Table reflects the available FY 2015 funding by service area and respective target population(s). The SAAT for each announced funding opportunity can be accessed in the Service Area Competition – Additional Area Application Deadlines table at the top of this web page.

The SAC-AA Service Area Announcement Table provides the following information:

  • Project period start date
  • City - Current grantee’s administrative site location
  • State
  • HRSA announcement number
  • Total funding available
  • Funding for each population type
  • Patient origin and service area zip codes
  • Percentage of patients from each zip code
  • Patient target
  • Patient Origin Map (if available)

The Patient Origin Map (if available) is accessible by clicking on the city name in the SAC-AA SAAT. The highlighted zip codes in the table are the service area zip codes as identified by the current grantee; the zip codes with affiliated patient percentages are the patient origin zip codes as reported by the current grantee in the 2013 Uniform Data System (UDS).

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations, that propose to serve a service area and its associated populations. To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Propose to serve a service area and its associated population(s) identified in the SAC-AA SAAT.
  • Propose on Form 1A to serve at least 75 percent of the patient target listed in the SAC-AA SAAT by December 31, 2016. If the applicant proposes to serve less than 100% of the patient target, requested federal funding must be reduced according to the table in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). A Patient vs. Budget Calculator is provided below, under Technical Assistance Resources.
  • Propose on Form 5B the service area zip codes from which at least 75 percent of the current patients reside.
  • Propose to serve all currently targeted populations (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, PHPC) identified through the funding distribution in the SAAT.
  • Request annual Health Center Program funding that DOES NOT exceed the established cap (listed as Total Funding on the SAAT). Applicant maintains the current funding distribution between target populations as listed on the SAAT (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC).

For complete eligibility criteria, see Section III: Eligibility Information of the SAC-AA FOA.

Technical Assistance Resources

Program-Specific Forms

Performance Measures

For more information on performance measures, see the following resources:




Primary Health Care/Health Centers Open Opportunities

HRSA-15-012 Service Area Competition

HRSA-15-013 Service Area Competition

HRSA-15-128 Service Area Competition, Additional Areas (SAC-AA), Baltimore, MD; Gonzales, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Minneapolis, MN

HRSA-15-014 Service Area Competition

How to Apply

SAC-AA applications must be submitted via Grants.gov and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB).

  • Refer to the Application Deadlines table on this page to obtain the HRSA announcement number and associated deadlines.
  • Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM and Grants.gov.
  • Go to http://www.grants.gov.
  • Select the Search Grants tab.
  • Type in the Funding Opportunity Number field, click the SEARCH button.
  • Click the Funding Opportunity Number (e.g., HRSA-15-008).
  • Click the Application Package tab.
  • Under Instructions and Application, click the Download link.
  • To download an application, complete the email information, or check the box to indicate that you would not like to provide your email address, and click the Submit button.
  • Click the Download Application Instruction link to download the FOA.
  • Click the Download Application Package link to download the Grants.gov application form.
Contacts

Program Information
Beth Hartmayer
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Program and Policy Development
301-594-4300 | BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov

Budget Information
Donna Marx
HRSA, Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-594-4245 | dmarx@hrsa.gov

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

General Feedback
BPHCFOAFeedback@hrsa.gov

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.

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)