New! CHCANYS Offers New Access Point Supports We are entering the homestretch to the April 3 due date for New Access Point applications! As you make your final sprint toward the finish, we want to remind you that CHCANYS’ Health Center Support team is with you every step of the way. If you would like to access any of these supports, please contact Rebecca Gaige at email@example.com.
Need and Demographic Data Support: CHCANYS has produced a package of tools to assist with Form 4, Community Characteristics, and Form 9, Need for Assistance Worksheet.
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.
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 provide assistance. HRSA is interested in knowing the extent to which your emergency plan is integrated with local/state/regional plans. To help you communicate this in your application narrative, CHCANYS is drafting language that briefly summarizes current links to the New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an emergency event.
We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities and resources.
New!CHCANYS New Access Point Emergency Preparedness Resources
CHCANYS has a number of resources that your health center can use to meet HRSA emergency preparedness requirements. The following presentation can help to explain HRSA Form 10: the Annual Emergency Preparedness Report and its requirements. CHCANYS has a number of templates and resources that can help your health center through your emergency management planning process available here. CHCANYS can also help your health center to integrate your emergency management plan with your local/regional emergency plans; contact Mario Gonzalez for details. New! HRSA Posts Additional NAP Resources to Website
On January 16, 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) announced the release of HRSA-13-228: New Access Point (NAP) grant competition, funded by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
New resources have been posted at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/nap, including Frequently Asked Questions, the revised Data Resource Guide, sample extrapolation worksheets, and recordings of the technical assistance calls.
As a reminder, the application process consists of two phases:
Phase 1—Grants.gov (deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on February 27, 2013)
Phase 2—HRSA Electronic Handbook (deadline: 8:00 p.m. ET on April 3, 2013)
For more information about the NAP funding opportunity, please contact Joanne Galindo in the Office of Policy and Program Development at 301-594-4300 or BPHCNAP@hrsa.gov.
New Access Point Grant Funding for FY2013 Announced On January 16, 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of approximately $19 million in Affordable Care Act New Access Point (NAP) Grant funds for health centers. Applications must be submitted via Grants.gov by February 27th, and supplemental information is due in EHB by April 3rd.
Please note: the funding priorities included in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are different than those in the FY 2011 NAP FOA. Please review the entire application thoroughly.
Click here to access a copy of the FOA in its entirety.
For an excerpt of the funding priorities detailed in the application, click here.
HRSA anticipates that this funding opportunity will support approximately 25 NAP grant awards in during the 2013 fiscal year. A decision regarding the final amount and number of awards available is pending the final Health Center Program appropriation funding level.
If you would like additional information about how CHCANYS may be able to assist you in the development of your NAP application, please contact CHC Support.