Health Center Federal Policy

HHS Announces the Award of 236 New Access Point Grants

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced 236 New Access Point (NAP) awards in communities across the country. A list of awards can be viewed here. Funded with $150 million of the Affordable Care Act’s Health Center Fund available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, these NAPs were previously approved, but unfunded applications from the FY2013 round of 32 NAPs. These awards will increase access to primary care for over 1.25 million underserved patients at Community Health Centers nationally. The full NACHC statement can be viewed here.   Stay tuned for announcements from NACHC soon about new grantee orientations in the New Year.