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Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities are announced in our monthly e-newsletter.
Please follow the link to learn more about a particular opportunity.

Announced in July 2014

Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grants(HRSA-15-016)

This announcement solicits applications for New Access Point (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The FOA details the eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support under the Health Center Program. The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. NAPs will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations in the area to be served. Closing Date for Applications: Aug 20, 2014. The full posting can be found here.

Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program(HRSA-15-003)

This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Part A funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area (EMA) or a transitional grant area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. A comprehensive continuum of care includes the 13 core medical services specified in law, and appropriate support services that assist people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH) in accessing treatment for HIV/AIDS infection that is consistent with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Treatment Guidelines. (See http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov) Comprehensive HIV/AIDS care beyond these core services may include supportive services that meet the criteria of enabling individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS to access and remain in primary medical care to improve their medical outcomes. HRSA/HAB recognizes that Part A EMAs and TGAs must use grant funds to support and further develop and/or expand systems of care to meet the needs of PLWH within the EMA/TGA and strengthen strategies to reach minority populations. Closing Date for Applications: Sep 19, 2014. The full posting can be found here.

Announced in June 2014

Fiscal Year 2014 ACA Health Center Expanded Services (HRSA-14-148)

HRSA has released the FY 2014 Health Center Expanded Services (ES) supplemental funding opportunity (HRSA-14-148) for current Health Center Program grantees. ES funding will support increased access to comprehensive primary health care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or vision services, at existing health center sites. To qualify for ES funding, applicants must propose to expand existing primary care medical capacity by adding new medical providers, increasing the availability of medical services, and/or expanding hours of operations. HRSA will award approximately $300 million through formula-based supplements. For a full questions and answers overview go to here.

Service Expansion Grants from HHS

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of up to $300 million in Health Center trust fund dollars. The grant dollars will go toward service expansions including behavioral, oral, and vision services as well as expanded service hours and increased provider capacity. Read the HHS press release here.

Announced in April 2014

National Health Service Corps Site Application

The cycle is now open to those who have never been approved as an NHSC site. Please refer to the NHSC’s Site Reference Guide for all of the program requirements. For the upcoming application cycle, only sites that have never been approved as NHSC sites are eligible to apply. All completed applications must be submitted by June 16, 2014, at 11:59 pm, ET to be considered for an award.

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and to support them in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive approach that uses evidence-based quality improvement strategies, such as practice facilitation, designed to improve the capacity of primary care practices to implement new PCOR evidence into the delivery of care. Applicants must work with primary care practices to utilize PCOR findings to improve the percentage of patients successfully managing blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and who are receiving advice and support from health care professionals about taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and to quit smoking. Applications must also rigorously evaluate their initiatives and contribute to an overarching evaluation. Application due date: June 3, 2014 For full Application information go here.

Announced in March 2014

Cambia Health Foundation

NWRPCA is happy to highlight a partner and funder that has supported the work of NWRPCA. Cambia Health Foundation is committed to supporting safety net providers, to help ensure everyone has access to high-quality affordable care. Safety net providers are organizations or entities that have a high proportion of consumers covered by Medicaid, other low-income supporting programs and/or the uninsured. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, community health centers, primary care components of county or publically supported hospitals, rural health centers and community funded safety net clinics. Cambia funds organizations in Washington, Alaska and Oregon.

The three areas of focus that Cambia supports are Sojourn, Transforming Health Care and Children’s Health. Deadline for LOI is May 2, 2014. For information go to their website.

Announced in February 2014

FY14 Mental Health Service Expansion - Behavioral Health Integration (BHI)

This funding opportunity is intended to expand the delivery of mental health services through the existing network of 330-funded health centers (excluding health centers newly funded in FY13 and FY14). BPHC is expected to award $50 million through approximately 200 grants. Successful applicants will demonstrate BHI through the use of evidence-based screening, increased staffing for behavioral health treatment, and the use of team-based care to support services. The initial portion of the application is due March 3, 2014, so start planning now. A link to the full funding announcement is available here.

Affordable Care Act Patient Centered Medical Home: Facility Improvements (P-FI) Grant Program

Subject to the availability of funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 through competitive one-time capital development awards to existing health centers receiving operational awards under the Health Center Program (section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS), 42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended) for a two-year project period. This announcement is available for existing Health Center Program grantees to address facility modifications needed to improve or enhance a health centers capacity to deliver care using the PCMH model. Applicants for the 2014 P-FI funding will address PCMH-related capital needs at an existing facility (i.e., an active service delivery site listed within the health centers Form 5B) for the following project types: Alteration/renovation (AandR):Project types include work required to modernize, improve, and/or reconfigure the interior arrangements of an existing facility. A link to the full funding announcement is available here.Closing Date: March 14, 2014

(FoA)Targeting Community Health Centers that receive Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Funding

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance the capacity and readiness of funded demonstration sites to adapt and re-align their workforce systems to improve the provision of quality care to people living with HIV (PLWH). This announcement provides an opportunity for eligible organizations to assess their workforce capacity issues and propose innovative strategies to increase access to well trained, qualified, and diverse HIV care providers to improve integration of HIV care into primary care and community healthcare settings. Funding will be provided to promote the design, implementation, and evaluation of system-level changes in staffing structures that improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum.

Eligible demonstration site applicants must be public or private non-profit organizations that receive funding under Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. This includes Community Health Centers (CHCs) receiving support under Section 330 of the PHS act; Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) as described in Title XIX, Section 1905 of the Social Security Act, faith-based and community-based organizations, and/or Indian Tribes or tribal organizations. For more information go here. Deadline for application: March 10, 2014.

Announced in January 2014

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region:
Technology Improvement Grant

To enhance the capacity of a library or community organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software. Up to $10,000. For more information click here.
Submit Intent to Apply By: February 13, 2014. Application Deadline: March 6, 2014.

FY2014 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Opportunity

This program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed or seeking employment at approved sites. Awardees receive up to $50,000 in exchange for two-years of service if they practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of 14 and above (Tier I). Awardees can also receive up to $30,000 in exchange for two-years of service if they practice in a HPSA of 13 and below. Click here for more information. The competitive application cycle will close on Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:30 pm, ET.

Announced in November 2013

Rural Health Network Development & Planning Program

This grant program (HRSA-14-043) aims to assist in the planning and development of an integrated healthcare network by bringing together key parts of a rural health care delivery system to work together to establish and improve local capacity and coordination of care.To be eligible, the lead applicant organization must be a rural non-profit or rural public entity that represents a consortium/network of three or more health care providers. Application closing date: January 16, 2014.
Click here for more information.