Who can apply:
Under Sections 2620 and 2689(11) of the PHS Act, all “States” – defined as all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands – are eligible for RWHAP Part B supplemental funding, unless any such state/territory had an unobligated balance of more than five percent of a prior year’s formula funds. Tribes and tribal organizations are not eligible.
However, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has posed significant challenges for RWHAP recipients, providers, and clients to provide and access care. On February 23, 2021, HRSA HAB released a letter that waived
certain statutory penalties and administrative requirements for funds awarded in FY 2020 and 2021 in accordance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. 116- 260, Division M, § 307. Requirements regarding the timeframe for obligation and expenditure of formula and supplemental RWHAP funds within the designated timeframe, including the requirement to submit an estimated unobligated balance and carryover request prior to the end of the grant year, and associated penalties were waived. Therefore, no states/territories will be deemed ineligible for the FY 2023 RWHAP States/Territories Part B Supplemental Grant Program.