Service Area Competition - Including Health Care Access for Migrant Clients, Clients who are Homeless, and Clients in Public Housing

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**This may be an excellent opportunity for Public Defender Offices who have existing partnerships with healthcare providers to holistically support clients in need.**

This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

The Health Center Program is authorized by section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). Through SAC, organizations compete for Health Center Program operational support to provide comprehensive primary health care services to defined service areas and patient populations. The Health Center Program funding targets the Nation’s high need geographic areas and populations by currently supporting nearly 1,400 health centers that operate more than 10,400 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. More than 24 million patients, including medically underserved and uninsured or underinsured patients, receive accessible, affordable, quality primary health care services through the Health Center Program. Service areas and target populations listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) are currently served by Health Center Program award recipients whose project periods are ending in FY 2018. You must demonstrate how you will make primary health care services available in a manner that maintains continuity of care to patients already served in the announced service area. Only one award will be given for each announced service area.

Funding Source: 
Health Resources and Services Administration
Eligible Grantees: 

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Independent school districts
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
County governments
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
State governments
Private institutions of higher education