New Access Point Grant Application Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Conference Calls

General Technical Assistance Call
September 2
Replay through December 15: 1-800-879-4905

Special Populations Technical Assistance Call
September 21
Replay through December 15: 1-800-234-2685

Clinical and Financial Performance Measures
September 23
Overview of the Clinical Performance Measures (PPT - 2.2 MB)
Overview of the Financial Performance Measures (PPT - 3.4 MB)
Replay through December 15: 1-866-443-1209

About the New Access Points Grant Competition

The Affordable Care Act provides $11 billion in funding for the operation, expansion and construction of health centers throughout the nation over the next five years. Of the $11 billion, $1.5 billion will support major construction and renovation projects at health centers nationwide and $9.5 billion will create new health center sites in medically underserved areas and expand preventive and primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or enabling services, at existing health center sites.

The New Access Point (NAP) funding opportunity is the first grant announcement for health centers under the Affordable Care Act. The NAP is a competitive Health Center Program funding opportunity to support new full-time service delivery site(s) for the provision of comprehensive primary and preventive health care services including oral and behavioral health services. New access points address the unique and significant barriers to affordable and accessible primary health care services for the specific population and/or community targeted by the applicants.

HRSA anticipates that up to $250 million may be available to support approximately 350 NAP grant awards in FY 2011.

HRSA has established a cap of $650,000 as the maximum annual amount of Health Center Program funding that can be requested in a NAP application. Within this cap, applicants may request to use up to $150,000 of the Federal funds for one-time minor facility alteration/renovation and other capital needs with the remainder available for operational support.

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 existing grantees to expand their network of service delivery sites to serve new underserved populations.

How to Apply

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

  • Phase 1 - must be completed and successfully submitted via by 8 pm ET on November 17, 2010.
  • Phase 2 - HRSA’s EHBs: must be completed and successfully submitted by 5 pm ET on December 15, 2010.

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.

New Access Point Program-Specific Forms


Tiffani Redding, public health analyst
Office of Policy and Program Development
Bureau of Primary Health Care

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2017