On April 19, 2016, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that approximately $50 million will be made available in FY 2017 for 75 awards to new and existing health centers nationwide for operational support of new primary care service delivery sites. Applications are due in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 17 and in HRSA’s Electronic Handbook (EHB) by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 15. Applicants must meet both deadlines. To access the application and supplemental materials from HRSA, click here.
CHCANYS has compiled the following tools and resources to support FQHCs as they prepare their NAP applications:
Data Support: CHCANYS can provide assistance with Form 4 (Community Characteristics) and Form 9 (Need for Assistance Worksheet). A new set of data tools has been specifically designed to help health centers complete these forms in-house. In addition, telephone support will be available from CHCANYS data support staff. Click here to submit a request for assistance.
Health Care Environmental Scan: While applicants must address factors specific to their particular communities, CHCANYS can provide an overview of the State environment. Our goal is to ensure that applicants have the most accurate and up-to-date information on the New York State health care environment and any significant statewide changes that have affected health centers’ ability to provide services. Contact Rebecca Gaige for a copy.
PCA Letter of Support: If you would like to request a letter of support from CHCANYS, please read our updated Policy Regarding Requests for Letters of Support and complete CHCANYS’ Letter of Support Request Form. Please note, completion of the Letter of Support Request Form indicates your agreement to comply with the Policy Regarding Requests for Letters of Support. CHCANYS’ receipt of the form and accompanying documentation does not guarantee that a letter will be provided; all requests are subject to review by CHCANYS. CHCANYS can also support identifying existing 330 grantees that are contiguous to your service area.
Emergency Preparedness: Need assistance completing HRSA Form 10, Annual Emergency Preparedness Report? CHCANYS can help. HRSA is interested in knowing the extent to which your emergency plan is integrated with local/state/regional plans. CHCANYS has developed a number of templates and resources to help you communicate this in your application narrative, available here. For more information, contact Mary Lou Caprara.
We hope you will take advantage of these resources. If you have additional questions, please contact Rebecca Gaige.