School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program
Deadline: June 26, 2012
Funding Amount: Expected Number of Awards: 150 Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000 Award Ceiling: $500,000
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must: (a) Be a school-based health center or a sponsoring facility of a school-based health center as defined in 4101(a)(6) of the Affordable Care Act, as set forth in section 2110(c)(9) of the Social Security Act (42 USC 1397jj(c)(9)). (b) Provide assurance that funds awarded will not be used to provide any service that is not authorized or allowable by federal, state or local law (such as supporting space which will be used for activities inconsistent with the operations of the school-based health center and/or rented to other entities for the purpose of generating revenue). Applicants for the SBHCC award must be operational within the two-year budget period and must administer and report on the use of federal funds.
Agency: HHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
Grant ID: HRSA-13-140
CFDA #: 93.501 -- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Grants for School-Based Health Center Capital Expenditures
Summary: For FY 2013, the SBHCC awards will address significant and pressing capital needs to improve service delivery and support the expansion of services at school-based health centers (SBHCs) through the alteration/renovation of an existing facility(ies), construction of a new site(s) or expansion of an existing site(s), and/or the purchase of moveable equipment. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal will support the SBHC in providing more effective, efficient and quality health care and will lead to improvements in access to health services for children at a SBHC.
An eligible applicant may submit one application proposing a maximum of 5 projects including any combination of site-specific, stand-alone facility projects and one project to purchase moveable equipment for multiple SBHC sites. Applicants may not request SBHCC funds to support the provision of health services, personnel or other operational expenses. For FY 2013, applications for SBHCC funding will propose to address capital needs at school-based health centers (SBHCs), through the following types of projects:
Alteration/renovation (A&R) (existing facility): Project types include: acquisition of an existing facility; associated work required to modernize, improve, and/or reconfigure the interior arrangements or other physical characteristics of a facility; and/or installation of permanently affixed equipment in an existing facility. This type of project would not increase the total square footage within an existing building. This type of project may include the purchase of related moveable equipment. Furniture, administrative equipment (i.e., computers, servers, telephones, fax machines, copying machines, software) and special purpose equipment used for medical activities (e.g., stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, scales, electronic thermometers) with a useful life of one year or greater and a unit cost of less than $5,000 may also be included.
Construction (new site or expansion of existing site): Project types include: construction of a new stand-alone structure; acquisition or improvement of land or an existing facility; and/or associated work required to expand a structure to increase the total square feet of the facility. Construction projects may include use of a permanently affixed modular or prefabricated building and/or the purchase of related moveable equipment. Furniture, administrative equipment (i.e., computers, servers, telephones, fax machines, copying machines, software) and special purpose equipment used for medical activities (e.g., stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, scales, electronic thermometers) with a useful life of one year or greater and a unit cost of less than $5,000 may also be included.
Equipment-only projects: This project type includes the purchase of moveable equipment, including mobile vans. Furniture, administrative equipment (i.e., computers, servers, telephones, fax machines, copying machines, software) and special purpose equipment used for medical activities with a useful life of one year or greater and a unit cost of less than $5,000 (e.g., stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, scales, electronic thermometers) may also be included.
A funding preference will be used for this announcement. In order to be eligible for the funding preference, applicants must certify that the SBHC site(s) serves or will serve a large population of children eligible for medical assistance under the state Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (the Act) or under a waiver of such plan or children eligible for child health assistance under the state child health plan under title XXI of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.). For more information, please click here.
McDonald's New York Tri-State Owners Launch Local Nutrition Network to Support Community Programs
Applications due: June 1, 2012
McDonald's New York Tri-State area restaurants have announced the launch of the McDonald's New York Metro Nutrition Network, a new community outreach initiative to provide funds to local organizations for grassroots nutrition programs. Through the program, New York Tri-State McDonald's restaurant owners are offering seed money to help local organizations bring nutrition information and guidance to the communities they serve. Funds will be awarded to jumpstart or enhance projects designed to bring an understanding of good nutrition and healthy eating to tri-state area communities. Applications will be evaluated based on the impact of the proposed program on nutrition awareness in the community, the sustainability of the effort, the organization's program track record (i.e., past successes), and the creativity of the program design.
Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. This year, five organizations will be selected and each winning organization will receive $5,000 in funding for their community nutrition project. Complete program information and the application form are available at the McDonald's New York Metro Nutrition Network web site.
HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program New Geographic Service Areas
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Announcement Number: HRSA-12-171 Deadline: May 25, 2012
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to identify and fund new Part C programs to provide HIV medical and psychosocial services to (1) newly diagnosed/identified People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who are not in care; (2) previously diagnosed PLWHA who have never been in care, (3) PLWHA who have dropped out of care and; (4) existing PLWHA clients. This funding opportunity stems from President Obama's 2011 World AIDS Day initiative to expand primary HIV medical care and support services for PLWHA. NOTE: Not in Care or Out of Care is defined here as having no HIV medical services within the past 12 months. For the announcement, click here.