FY 2005 marks the fourth year of the President's multi-year plan to serve more of the Nation's neediest communities through significantly expanded health center access points. The HRSA is committed to improving and expanding access to health care for the underserved and to pledging new funding to strengthen the health care safety net through each of the Consolidated Health Center Program funded under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Health centers extend preventive and primary health care services to populations currently without such services and improve the health status of medically underserved individuals. One way of achieving these goals and reaching new users of health centers is to approve funding increases for existing health center grantees that provide a plan for achieving increased medical capacity within their current service area. The types of centers included under this activity include: 1) Community Health Centers, sect!
ion 330(e); 2) Migrant Health Centers, section 330(g); 3) Health Care for the Homeless; section 330(h); 4) Public Housing Primary Care, section 330(i); and 5) School Based Health Centers, section 330. The populations served by these programs are: 1) medically underserved populations in urban and rural areas; 2) migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and their families; 3) homeless people, including children and families; 4) residents of publicly subsidized housing, and 5) medically underserved students in grades K through 12, their families, and medically underserved populations surrounding the school.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Community Health Centers
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
HRSA Call Center
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, HRSA Grants Application Center, 901 Russell Avenue Suite 450, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879