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FY 2014 Service Area Competition (SAC) Technical Assistance

Service Area Competition - New, Competing Continuation, and Supplemental (HRSA-14-021, HRSA-14-022, HRSA14-023, HRSA-14-024, HRSA-14-025, HRSA-14-026, HRSA-14-027, HRSA-14-028)

Application Deadlines

Project Period Start DateHRSA Announcement Deadline (11:59 PM ET)HRSA EHB Deadline (5:00 PM ET)
November 1, 2013HRSA-14-021July 24, 2013August 7, 2013
December 1, 2013HRSA-14-022July 31, 2013August 14, 2013
January 1, 2014HRSA-14-023August 14, 2013August 28, 2013
February 1, 2014HRSA-14-024September 11, 2013September 25, 2013
March 1, 2014HRSA-14-025October 9, 2013October 23, 2013
April 1, 2014HRSA-14-026October 30, 2013November 13, 2013
May 1, 2014HRSA-14-027December 4, 2013December 18, 2013
June 1, 2014HRSA-14-028January 8, 2014January 22, 2014

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Application Technical Assistance

About the Service Area Competition

Through the Service Area Competition (SAC), HRSA will award approximately $468 million in funding to an estimated 310 SAC applicants. A SAC application is a request for Federal financial assistance to support comprehensive primary health care services for a competitively announced underserved area or population. All available service areas (see below) are currently served by Health Center Program grantees whose project periods are ending in FY 2014.

For more information about the Service Area Competition-Additional Area (SAC-AA), refer to the SAC-AA Technical Assistance page at

Service Area Announcement Table

Searchable Service Area Announcement Table (updated September 30, 2013) –The Service Area Announcement Table has been updated to reflect the funding by service area and respective target population(s) based on awards made at the end of FY 2013.

Available service areas can be viewed as a searchable table (a customized list based on selected search criteria).

The Service Area Announcement Table provides the following information: project period start date, current grantee’s administrative site location, state, HRSA announcement number, application deadlines ( and EHB), total funding, funding for each population type, service area zip codes, number of patients, and a link to the patient origin map (if available). The service area zip codes provided in the table represent the geographic service area as identified by the current grantee. The map provides additional information regarding patient origin of the currently funded service area (i.e., the percentage of the current grantee’s patients that come from each zip code tabulation area based on 2012 UDS data).

For the Searchable Service Area Announcement Table, use the drop-down lists to select a state, city, and/or project period start date for a customized list of available service areas. Only the states and cities with available service areas in FY 2014 are included in the drop-down lists. 

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 population(s) and patients identified in the Service Area Announcement Table see above section. To be eligible an applicant must:

  • Propose to serve a service area and its associated population(s) and patients identified in the Service Area Announcement Table (see section above).
  • Propose on Form 1A to serve at least an equivalent number of patients by the end of the project period as listed in the SAAT.
  • Propose on Form 5B the service area zip codes from which at least 75 percent of the current patients come. Applicants may utilize the Patient Origin Map in the SAAT as a resource in determining the zip codes from which the majority of patients originate.
  • Propose to serve all currently-targeted populations (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, PHPC) identified through the funding distribution in the SAAT.
  • Request annual Federal section 330 funding that DOES NOT exceed the established cap of section 330 funding (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 more information on eligibility, see Section III Eligibility Information of the SAC FOA.

Technical Assistance Resources

Program Specific Forms

Performance Measures

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

How to Apply

SAC applications must be submitted via and the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB). See the Application Deadlines table above for more information about deadlines.


Program Information
Katherine McDowell
HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care
Office of Policy and Program Development
301-594-4300 |

Budget Information
Donna Marx
HRSA, Division of Grants Management Operations
Office of Federal Assistance Management
301-594-4245 |

EHB Application Assistance
BPHC Helpline
877-974-2742 |

General Feedback

Primary Health Care/Health Centers Open Opportunities
None at this time
Help Resources

HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) Registration and Help

HRSA Electronic Submission User Guide (PDF - 278 KB)

Electronic Submission Questions:
BPHC Helpline or 1-877-974-2742, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET (excluding federal holidays)

EHB Account Access Questions:
HRSA Contact Center 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

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