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1 FY 2015 New Access Point (NAP) Funding Opportunity Announcement HRSA-15-016
Health Resources and Services Administration Department of Health and Human Services NAP TA Website:

2 Agenda Overview Eligibility Submission Process
Project Narrative and Review Criteria Budget Presentation Attachments Program Specific Forms One-Time Funding Funding Priorities Important Reminders Technical Assistance Resources Questions & Answers

3 Overview NAP is a competitive funding opportunity for operational support for NEW primary care service delivery site(s) under the Health Center Program.

4 Overview The Health Center Program
The Health Center Program provides grant support to non-profit or public organizations that serve designated medically underserved areas/populations or special populations comprised of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, homeless individuals and families, or residents of public housing. 

5 Overview The Health Center Program
HRSA currently provides grant support to approximately 1,300 health centers operating more than 9,300 sites across the United States and its territories, serving more than 21 million patients. Health Center Program grantees target underserved and vulnerable individuals and families with the goals of increasing access to primary health care and improving patient health status.

6 Overview The Health Center Program
Health Center Program grantees must provide primary care services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Health Center Program grantees are expected to comply with the 19 program requirements included as Appendix F in the NAP funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

7 Overview NAP Highlights
Up to $100 million for approximately 150 NAP grant awards 2-year project period starting May 1, 2015 Authorized by Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act and supported by the Affordable Care Act

8 Overview NAP Highlights
Open to current Health Center Program grantees and new applicants Applications Due in August 20, 2014, 11:59 PM ET Applications Due in HRSA EHB: October 7, 2014, 8:00 PM ET

9 Overview NAP Highlights
What is a New Access Point (NAP)? A new service delivery site for the provision of comprehensive primary and preventive medical health care services Two types of NAP applicants: New Starts - Organizations not currently receiving Health Center Program funding Satellites - Organizations currently receiving Health Center Program funding that are proposing to establish NEW service delivery site(s)

10 Overview Types of Health Centers
Applicants may request funding to serve any combination of populations based on the proposed service area’s needs Community Health Centers (CHC, section 330(e)) serve the general underserved population Migrant Health Centers (MHC, section 330(g)) serve migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and their families Health Care for the Homeless (HCH, section 330(h)) serve homeless individuals and families Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC, section 330(i)) serve residents of public housing

11 Eligibility Public or private, nonprofit entities, including tribal, faith based, and community based organizations. An applicant cannot apply on behalf of another organization.

12 Eligibility The proposed NAP project (across all sites) must:
Provide comprehensive primary medical care as its main purpose. Provide services without regard for ability to pay. Ensure access to services for all individuals in the service area (e.g., cannot focus on a single age group, racial/ethnic group, or health issue).

13 Eligibility An applicant must propose at least one permanent service delivery site that provides comprehensive primary medical care as its main purpose and operates for at least 40 hours per week. No proposed NAP site can be in any Health Center Program grantee’s scope of project, including sites pending verification at the time of NAP application.

14 Eligibility Funding request may not exceed $650,000 in either Year 1 or Year 2. Application must not exceed the 200-page limit when printed by HRSA. New Starts applying for Community Health Center (CHC) funding must propose a service area that: (1) is designated, in whole or in part, as an MUA and/or (2) contains an MUP.

15 Submission Process 2-step application submission process: Electronic Handbooks Register early! registration process may take up to 1 month! registration requirements: Obtain Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number Register in System for Award Management (SAM) Update registration every 12 months! Register in

16 Submission Process Required Documents
Applicants must submit the following documents in by 11:59 PM EST on August 20: SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance (upload Project Abstract in box 15) SF-424B: Assurances – Non-Construction Programs Project/Performance Site Location(s) Form Lobbying Form SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Form

17 Submission Process SF-424: Application for Federal Assistance
New Starts Satellites

18 Submission Process Step 1:
For help with electronic submission, call Contact Center at provides 4 s to applicant after submission Submission Receipt System Validation Agency (HRSA) Validation HRSA EHB Tracking Number Assignment

19 Submission Process Step 1:
Within 5 business days of submission, the 4th will provide a tracking number for accessing your application in EHB. If you do not receive the message with the tracking number within 7 business days, contact the BPHC Helpline at

20 Submission Process EHB Required Documents
Applicants must submit the following documents in EHB by 8:00 PM EST on October 7: Project Narrative SF-424A: Budget information Budget Justification Attachments Program Specific Forms Program Specific Information

21 Submission Process Step 2: EHB
Application can only be submitted by the Authorizing Official Receive an “Application successfully transmitted to HRSA” message in EHB For help with electronic submission in EHB, call the BPHC Helpline at

22 Project Narrative /Review Criteria
The Project Narrative section details the information the applicant must include to provide a comprehensive description of the proposed NAP The Review Criteria are used by grant reviewers to evaluate the information presented Applicants should consider both sections when developing the application

23 Project Narrative /Review Criteria
Need (30 points) Response (20 points) Collaboration (10 points) Evaluative Measures (5 points) Resources/Capabilities (15 points) Governance (10 points) Support Requested (10 points)

24 Need Need (30 points) 20 of the 30 points available for the Need section are determined by the Need for Assistance Worksheet (NFA – Form 9) score The narrative response (10 of the 30 points) should reference the data provided in the NFA Worksheet as needed

25 Response Response (20 points)
The narrative and referenced forms and attachments must describe the proposed project and how it will comply with the Health Center Program requirements Implementation Plan must demonstrate all proposed NAP sites will be open, operational, and compliant with Health Center Program Requirements within 120 days of the NAP award

26 Collaboration Collaboration (10 points)
The narrative and attachments must demonstrate collaboration between providers within the service area Letters of support that are not submitted with the application will not be reviewed

27 Evaluative Measures Evaluative Measures (5 points)
The narrative and performance measures forms must demonstrate realistic goals and evaluation planning

28 Resources/Capabilities
Resources/Capabilities (15 points) The narrative and referenced forms and attachments must demonstrate the organizational capacity and experience to successfully open and operate all proposed NAP sites within 120 days of the NAP award.

29 Governance Governance (10 points)
The narrative and referenced forms and attachments must document how the organization and its board are compliant with the Health Center Program governance requirements Governance requirements do not apply to health centers operated by Indian tribes, tribal groups, or Indian organizations

30 Support Requested Support Requested (10 points)
The budget justification and corresponding forms and attachments must be consistent and appropriate for the proposed project Provide the proposed total cost and federal cost per patient (by requested funding type) and explain how this is reasonable and appropriate

31 Budget Presentation Required components: SF-424A: Budget Information
Budget Justification The budget justification must include a line- item budget and narrative justification for each year of the 2-year project period NEW for 2015: Detail the federal funding request and non-grant revenue supporting the project separately in the line-item budget

32 Budget Presentation The budget must be consistent with:
Form 1B: BPHC Funding Request Summary Form 2: Staffing Profile Form 3: Income Analysis Form If one-time funding is requested for alterations/renovations, a project budget must be provided If one-time funding is requested for equipment, an equipment list must be provided

33 Attachments Attachment 1: Service Area Map and Table
Attachment 2: Implementation Plan Attachment 3: Applicant Organizational Chart Attachment 4: Position Descriptions for Key Management Staff Attachment 5: Biographical Sketches for Key Management Staff Attachment 6: Co-Applicant Agreement Attachment 7: Summary of Contracts and Agreements

34 Attachments Attachment 8: Independent Financial Audit
Attachment 9: Articles of Incorporation Attachment 10: Letters of Support Attachment 11: Sliding Fee Discount Schedule(s) Attachment 12: Evidence of Nonprofit or Public Center Status Attachment 13: Floor Plans Attachment 14: Corporate Bylaws Attachment 15: Other Relevant Documents

35 Program Specific Forms
Form 1A: General Information Worksheet Realistic Projections for Unduplicated Patients by December 31, 2016 Form 1B: BPHC Funding Request Summary Form 1C: Documents on File Form 2: Staffing Profile Form 3: Income Analysis Form 4: Community Characteristics Form 5A: Services Provided Form 5B: Service Sites

36 Program Specific Forms
Form 5C: Other Activities/Locations Form 6A: Current Board Member Characteristics Form 8: Health Center Agreements Form 9: Need for Assistance Worksheet Form 10: Annual Emergency Preparedness Report Form 12: Organization Contacts Summary Page Clinical and Financial Performance Measures

37 Need for Assistance (NFA) Worksheet
The NFA Worksheet (Form 9) documents objective measures of need with the proposed service area and/or target population Use the Data Resource Guide available at ap for suggested data sources for all NFA indicators Complete based on all proposed NAP sites Maximum 100 points, converted to a 20-point scale Review the total score and converted score in EHB prior to submission

38 Summary Page The Summary Page provides at-a-glance review of important information from various forms: proposed sites and service area zip codes funding requested, including one-time funding proposed number of patients to be served and federal cost per patient NFA score Applicants must certify that all proposed sites will be open and operational within 120 days of award and that the projected number of patients will be reached by December 31, 2016

39 Performance Measures Forms
Performance measures serve as ongoing monitoring and performance improvement tools. Clinical – 16 required measures Financial – 5 required measures BPHC will provide a separate webcast that presents the performance measures in detail. This will be available on the NAP TA webpage.

40 Clinical Performance Measures
Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Cancer Prenatal Health Perinatal Health Child Health Weight Assessment and Counseling for Children and Adolescents Adult Weight Screening and Follow-Up

41 Clinical Performance Measures
Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation* Asthma – Pharmacological Therapy Coronary Artery Disease: Lipid Therapy Ischemic Vascular Disease: Aspirin Therapy Colorectal Cancer Screening New HIV Cases with Timely Follow Up* Depression Screening and Follow Up* Oral Health *New performance measures for 2015

42 Financial Performance Measures
Total Cost per Patient Medical Cost per Medical Visit Change in Net Assets to Expense Ratio* Working Capital to Monthly Expense Ratio* Long Term Debt to Equity Ratio* *may be marked “not applicable” by tribal and public center applicants

43 Performance Measures Applicants may create additional performance measures specific to their proposed projects Applicants applying for special population funding must include additional clinical performance measures that address the health care needs of the special population(s)

44 One-Time Funding Applicants requesting one-time funding for alteration and renovation must complete: Equipment List (as applicable) Alteration/Renovation Project Cover Page Other Requirements for Sites Environmental Information and Documentation Checklist Alteration/Renovation Budget Justification Schematic Drawings Landlord Letter of Consent (as applicable)

45 Funding Priorities A funding priority is the favorable adjustment of an application’s objective review score if specific criteria are met. All applications will be assessed by HRSA for these priorities: Unserved, High Poverty (up to 15 points) Sparsely Populated (5 points) Health Center Program Look-Alikes (5 points)

46 Funding Priorities Unserved, High Poverty (up to 15 points)
Goal: Prioritize NAP applications that propose to serve high need, unserved communities and populations 75% or more of the proposed service area’s low-income population is NOT being served by the Health Center Program Unserved, low-income service area residents must be at least 1.5 times the number of proposed patients

47 Funding Priorities Unserved, High Poverty (up to 15 points)
For example, if you propose to serve 2,000 individuals, there must be at least 3,000 low- income residents in the proposed service area that are not being served by the Health Center Program AND only 25% or less of the low- income population in the service area is being served by the Health Center Program See the table on page 46 of the FOA for a breakdown of points to be assigned

48 Funding Priorities Sparsely Populated Area (5 points)
5 points will be awarded if the entire proposed service area (defined by the zip codes listed on Form 5B) has seven or fewer people per square mile Only applicants that request all or partial CHC funding are eligible for this priority

49 Funding Priorities Health Center Program Look-Alikes (5 points)
Applicants designated as look-alikes prior to October 1, 2013 will receive 5 points if: NAP application Form 5B includes all current sites in look-alike’s scope of project at time of application NAP application Form 5B lists the service area zip codes in which at least 75% of current patients reside

50 Funding Priorities Health Center Program Look-Alikes (5 points)
Complete 2013 patient data has been reported in UDS Total unduplicated patient projection by 12/31/2016 on NAP application Form 1A is greater than total unduplicated patients in the UDS report Applicant does not have three or more program requirement-related conditions at time of NAP application submission

51 Important Reminders Applications Due in
August 20, 2014, 11:59 PM ET Applications Due in HRSA EHB: October 7, 2014, 8:00 PM ET Applications may not exceed 200 pages Failure to follow the instructions and include all required documents may result in an application being considered non-responsive All sites must be operational and compliant within 120 days of award

52 Technical Assistance Resources Contact Information Program related questions Joanne Galindo: Budget related questions Angela Wade: or EHB questions BPHC Helpline: or related questions or NAP TA Website

53 Technical Assistance Resources NAP TA Web Page
TA Webcasts Presentation Slides for TA Call Frequently Asked Questions Program Requirements Resources Data Resource Guide: NFA Worksheet NAP User Guide for Grant Applicants Samples Forms Helpful Links HRSA Contact Information

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