HCCN Grant Summary

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced an anticipated $20 million in funding for approximately 25 to 30 grants for FY 2013-2015.  The Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories.   HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and technology-enabled quality-improvement (QI) strategies in health centers.

To receive an HCCN grant, your organization must be a public or private nonprofit entity that is either a practice management network controlled by and acting on behalf of health centers funded under Section 330 of the PHS Act. For the purposes of this FOA, the term “controlled” means to have the authority collectively to appoint a minimum of 51 percent of the HCCN’s board members; or a health center, funded for at least the two consecutive preceding years under Section 330 of the PHS Act, applying on behalf of a HCCN.

The application deadline is September 10, 2012 by 8:00 PM ET.  A Letter of Intent is not required.

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Affordable Care Act – Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN)

CFDA#: 93.527; HRSA-13-237

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced FY 2013 solicitations for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCNs) to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories.   HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and technology-enabled quality-improvement (QI) strategies in health centers.  Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $20 million to support approximately 25 to 30 grants for Federal fiscal years 2013-2015.

Eligible applicants are State, County and City or Township governments, Special District governments, Independent School Districts, Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) and Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher learning.

To be eligible, the applicant organization must:

  1. Be a public or private non-profit organization, including tribal and community-based organizations.
  2. Be either:
  • A practice management network (hereafter referred to as a Health Center Controlled Network or HCCN) controlled by and acting on behalf of health centers funded under Section 330 of the PHS Act. The HCCN must be majority controlled and, as applicable, majority owned by such health centers. For the purposes of this FOA, the term “controlled” means to have the authority collectively to appoint a minimum of 51 percent of the HCCN’s board members; OR
  • A health center, funded for at least the two consecutive preceding years under Section 330 of the PHS Act, applying on behalf of a HCCN. 3. Provide evidence of Health Center Program grantees committed to participating with the HCCN to achieve the three goals of the grant program (adoption and implementation, meaningful use, and quality improvement) within their organizations. Participating health centers do not have to be HCCN members.

The application deadline is September 10, 2012 by 8:00 PM ET.  A Letter of Intent is not required.  HRSA will not allow multiple applications from the same organization for this grant.  This grant requires electronic submission through Grants.gov.

The anticipated award date is December 1, 2012 and the estimated project period is from December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2015.

For more information, contact:
Joanne Galindo
BPHCHCCN@hrsa.gov
301-594-4300

You may find this grant at www.hrsa.gov by clicking on their “Grants” link or at www.grants.gov by searching for the CFDA or HRSA grant number or by following the link below to the PDF grant file.

https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/DisplayAttachment.asp?ID=744FF474-A195-496A-AFB7-ACDF50011451