Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Health Center Funding Opportunity: Patient Centered Medical Home Facility Improvement Grant


Early last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced that it is accepting applications for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Facility Improvement (P-FI) Grant Program, as authorized by the Affordable Care Act. This grant program addresses the facility modifications needed to improve or enhance a health center’s capacity to deliver care using the PCMH model. 
HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $35 million in fiscal year 2014 through competitive one-time capital development awards to 150-175 existing section 330 health centers for a two-year project period. Applications are due March 14, 2014. 
Successful applicants must address PCMH-related capital needs at an active service delivery site and demonstrate:
  • how the existing facility directly poses a barrier to improving or enhancing service delivery using the PCMH model of care;
  • how the proposed project will respond to the current facility barriers;
  • how the project will create immediate and tangible benefits upon completion; and
  • how the health center has the appropriate knowledge, resources, and capabilities to successfully complete the proposed project.

For a complete description of this grant opportunity and the eligibility requirements, you can access the funding announcement here.   
HRSA will be conducting a call to provide detailed information about the P-FI grant opportunity and answer specific questions about application requirements. Participation information is as follows:
HRSA P-FI Briefing Session
 
Tuesday, February 18 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Dial-in number: 1-888-950-5921
Participant passcode: 8957252

Friday, February 7, 2014

Behavioral Health Integration Grant Opportunity for Health Centers




The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is currently soliciting applications for the FY 2014 Mental Health Service Expansion-Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) funding opportunity. This is a competitive grant process with $50 million available for approximately 200 health centers, with awards of up to $250,000. Applications are due March 3, 2014.

According to the announcement, the goal of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 BHI funding is to increase the coordination, collaboration, and integration of primary and behavioral health care services at existing health centers funded under Section 330. Specifically, this funding opportunity will increase access to behavioral health services, and increase the number of health centers with integrated primary care and behavioral health models of care. For the purpose of this funding opportunity, behavioral health includes both substance use and mental health disorders.

Applicants must demonstrate a high level of need for behavioral health services in their community/target population, a sound proposal to meet this need, and readiness to rapidly implement the proposal. In addition, applicants must show that BHI grant funds will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, collaborative, and integrated behavioral health services. Applicants are expected to explain how services will be made available to all individuals in the service area while maximizing collaboration with existing behavioral health providers in the community.

Click here for more details about this opportunity including the funding announcement, information on how to apply, and frequently asked questions.

HRSA will be conducting a call this Monday to provide detailed information about the BHI grant and answer specific questions about application requirements. Participation information is as follows:

HRSA BHI Grantee Briefing Session

Monday, February 10 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

Click here to access the call

Dial-in number: 1-888-949-2798

Participant passcode: 78893