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

1 comment:

  1. It is good way to improve health department. Many health care centers and Hotel house call services can get funds according to this act and it will be also good for poor patients who will be easily get treatment at such centers.