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