Purpose of the New Access Point Funding
The purpose of the Health Center Program New Access Point (NAP) funding opportunity is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by increasing access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. NAP funding provides operational support for new primary health care service delivery sites.
Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $100 million to support an estimated 150 New Access Point grant awards in Fiscal Year 2015, supported by the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148). The maximum annual amount of Health Center Program funding that can be requested in a NAP application is $650,000.
Organizations eligible to compete for NAP funds include public or nonprofit private entities, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations. Applications may be submitted from new organizations or from existing grantees to expand their network of service delivery sites to serve new underserved populations. See Section III in the NAP funding opportunity announcement for the full list of eligibility criteria.