Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Access Point Grants Available

HRSA announced that $250 million in grants is available through the Affordable Care Act to support New Access Points (NAP). The plan is to deliver primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations under the Health Center Program. A new access point is a new full time service delivery site that provides comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare services.

HRSA anticipates that there will be approximately 350 NAP grant awards with $650,000 estimated to be the size of the average awards to support more than 19 million people nationwide in FY 2011.

Applicants seeking NAP grants will need to demonstrate a high level of need in their community, present a sound proposal, and demonstrate collaborative and coordinated deliver systems for the provision of healthcare to the underserved. Applicants also need to show that NAPs will provide quality primary healthcare services, including oral health, mental health and substance abuse services. Applicants can be private non-profit entities including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations that meet health center funding requirements.

Availability of applications was announced August 9th and the application deadline is November 17, 2010. The projected award date is August 1, 2011 and the project period is estimated to be two years.

For more information on (HRSA-11-017), go to or contact Tiffani Redding at