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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of Class Deviation from Competition Requirements for the Health Center Program.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the Awarding Agency Grants Administration Manual (AAGAM) Chapter 2.04.103, the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has been granted a class deviation from the exceptions to maximum competition requirements contained in the AAGAM Chapter 2.04.104A-5 to provide additional funding without competition to the 144 Health Center Program award recipients whose budget period ends November 30, 2015, for up to 5 months. The extension allows BPHC to eliminate the December 1 budget period start date by redistributing these grants to established start dates later in the fiscal year, thereby allowing award recipients comparable opportunity to prepare and submit applications while allowing BPHC to remain compliant with internal process timelines.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Intended Recipient of the Award: Health Center Program award recipients with a project period end date of November 30, 2015.

Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: $85,451,535.

Period of Supplemental Funding: December 1, 2015, to maximum April 30, 2016.

CFDA Number: 93.224.

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Authority: Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b, as amended).

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Justification: Targeting the nation's neediest populations and geographic areas, the Health Center Program currently funds nearly 1,300 health centers that operate approximately 9,000 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. In 2013, more than 21 million patients, including medically underserved and uninsured patients, received comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services through the Health Center Program award recipients. Due to the vast size of the Health Center Program, the active grants are distributed across seven budget periods that begin on the first of the month, December through June.

BPHC uses the information award recipients report annually via the Uniform Data System (UDS) to objectively determine the patient and service area requirements that new and continuing applications must address. The requirements are available for applicant use in June. The deviation allows BPHC to redistribute the award recipients with December 1 starting dates to budget period start dates later in the fiscal year, thus allowing these award recipients comparable opportunity to prepare and submit applications while allowing BPHC to remain compliant with internal process timelines. By September 15, 2015, $85,451,535 will be awarded to these 144 award recipients to continue approved activities for up to 5 months. Award recipients will report progress and financial obligations made during their budget period extension through routine reports.

Table 1—Award Recipients

Grant No.Award recipient nameStateNew budget period startProrated award amount ($)
H80CS00057The Providence Community Health Centers, IncRIJanuary460,800
H80CS00058East Boston Neighborhood Health Center CorporationMAFebruary561,147
H80CS00059Wood River Health Services, IncRIMay425,646
H80CS00060East Harlem Council for Human Services, IncNYApril652,402
H80CS00061William F. Ryan Community Health Center, IncNYJanuary691,645
H80CS00062Newark Community Health Centers, IncNJFebruary633,059
H80CS00063Consejo De Salud De Puerto Rico, IncPRJanuary733,064
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H80CS00064Oda Primary Health Care Center, IncNYApril667,221
H80CS00065Family Health Network of Central New York, IncNYMay611,735
H80CS00067Park West Health Systems, IncMDFebruary568,343
H80CS00068Total Health Care, IncMDJanuary343,277
H80CS00069Tri-State Community Health CenterMDApril958,543
H80CS00070Unity Health Care, IncDCJanuary749,122
H80CS00071Covenant House, IncPAApril763,811
H80CS00072Sto-Rox Neighborhood Health Council, IncPAMay654,267
H80CS00073Peninsula Institute For Community Health, IncVAJanuary460,088
H80CS00074Scranton Primary Health Care Center, IncPAMay458,125
H80CS00075New River Health Association, IncWVApril547,263
H80CS00076Keystone Rural Health CenterPAApril1,068,687
H80CS00078Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, IncWVMay398,198
H80CS00080Community Care of West Virginia, IncWVApril786,007
H80CS00081Rural Health Care, IncFLFebruary633,939
H80CS00082Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care, IncGAApril893,829
H80CS00083Park Duvalle Community Health Center, IncKYJanuary335,986
H80CS00084Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association, IncMSJanuary462,927
H80CS00085Delta Health Center, IncMSFebruary579,228
H80CS00086Piedmont Health Services, IncNCJanuary468,414
H80CS00087Wake Health Services, IncNCApril1,042,868
H80CS00088Greene County Health Care, IncNCJanuary509,538
H80CS00090Family Health Centers, IncSCJanuary360,589
H80CS00091Erlanger Medical CenterTNApril791,040
H80CS00092Low Country Health Care System, IncSCApril644,741
H80CS00093Georgia Mountains Health Services, IncGAApril825,098
H80CS00094Whatley Health Services, IncALJanuary488,781
H80CS00096Mantachie Rural Health Care, IncMSMay243,710
H80CS00097Manatee County Rural Health Services, IncFLJanuary552,786
H80CS00098Bayou La Batre Area Health Development Board, IncALApril805,603
H80CS00099Franklin Primary Health Center, IncALJanuary813,618
H80CS00100First Choice Community Health CentersNCApril552,595
H80CS00101Premier Community Healthcare Group, IncFLJanuary341,791
H80CS00102Family Health Centers, IncKYJanuary407,856
H80CS00104Kinston Community Health Center, IncNCApril623,329
H80CS00105Central North Alabama Health Services, IncALApril891,178
H80CS00106Lewis County Primary Care Center, IncKYApril614,791
H80CS00107Robeson Health Care CorporationNCApril906,337
H80CS00108Baldwin Family Health CareMIApril908,083
H80CS00109TCA Health, Inc Nfp.ILMay515,392
H80CS00110Neighborhood Health Association of Toledo, IncOHApril840,647
H80CS00111Heartland Health Outreach, IncILJanuary396,253
H80CS00112Open Cities Health CenterMNApril672,575
H80CS00113Crusaders Central Clinic AssociationILJanuary418,512
H80CS00114Healthnet, IncINJanuary476,909
H80CS00115Erie Family Health Center, IncILJanuary507,472
H80CS00116Alivio Medical Center, IncILApril1,059,492
H80CS00117AxessPointe Community Health Center, IncOHMay677,233
H80CS00118Columbus Neighborhood Health Center, IncOHJanuary373,944
H80CS00119County of LakeILFebruary552,637
H80CS00120Friend Family Health Center, IncILApril806,746
H80CS00122Lee County Cooperative ClinicARApril815,098
H80CS00123East Arkansas Family Health Center, IncARApril913,567
H80CS00124Cross Timbers Health Clinics, IncTXApril909,224
H80CS00125Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, IncTXMay611,910
H80CS00126Regence Health Network, IncTXJanuary383,342
H80CS00127Martin Luther King Jr Family Clinic, IncTXFebruary573,277
H80CS00128Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, IncTXJanuary458,443
H80CS00129Excelth, IncLAJanuary338,583
H80CS00130Community Health Development, IncTXApril908,327
H80CS00131Kansas Department of Health and EnvironmentKSMay542,788
H80CS00132Richland Medical Clinic, IncMOApril828,672
H80CS00133Betty Jean Kerr—People's Health CentersMOFebruary631,044
H80CS00134Valley Wide Health Systems, IncCOJanuary535,388
H80CS00135Horizon Health Care, IncSDJanuary348,833
H80CS00137United Health Centers of the San Joaquin ValleyCAJanuary669,889
H80CS00138Community Medical Centers, IncCAJanuary522,161
H80CS00139Northeast Valley Health CorporationCAJanuary899,164
H80CS00140Adelante Healthcare, IncAZJanuary408,861
H80CS00141Mountain Park Health CenterAZJanuary601,935
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H80CS00142Altamed Health Services CorporationCAJanuary703,237
H80CS00143Darin M. Camarena Health Centers, IncCAFebruary549,375
H80CS00145South County Community Health Center, IncCAApril947,950
H80CS00146Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, IncAKFebruary557,898
H80CS00147Columbia Basin Health AssociationWAJanuary406,414
H80CS00148Northwest Human Services, IncORApril810,809
H80CS00149County of MultnomahORJanuary669,764
H80CS00215Heartland International Health CentersILApril711,254
H80CS00323Concilio De Salud Integral De Loiza, IncPRJanuary328,371
H80CS00676Community Health Systems, IncWIMay529,257
H80CS00850Watts Healthcare CorporationCAJanuary337,408
H80CS04196Cheyenne Health and Wellness CenterWYMay405,179
H80CS04197Partnership Community Health Center, IncWIMay423,294
H80CS04200Community Health Centers of Southern Iowa, IncIAMay412,351
H80CS04201Community Council of Idaho, IncIDMay390,180
H80CS04202Mary's Center For Maternal and Child Care, IncDCMay544,160
H80CS04203Juniper Health, IncKYMay668,967
H80CS04204Community Health CenterORApril631,155
H80CS04205Lewis County Community Health Services, IncWAMay463,722
H80CS04206Asher Community Health CenterORMay204,088
H80CS04207Columbia River Community Health ServicesORMay320,816
H80CS04208Yakutat TribeAKMay267,278
H80CS04209Alaska Island Community ServicesAKApril627,569
H80CS04210Goodwin Community HealthNHMay469,613
H80CS04211Zufall Health Center, IncNJFebruary571,828
H80CS04212Health Partners of Western OhioOHApril928,816
H80CS04213The Brevard Health Alliance, IncFLApril860,910
H80CS04214Citrus Health Network, IncFLApril581,191
H80CS04215Healthfirst Family Care Center, IncMAMay519,561
H80CS04216Salina Health Education FoundationKSMay421,788
H80CS04217Venice Family ClinicCAMay651,363
H80CS04218County of SolanoCAMay596,799
H80CS04219Community Health Clinic OleCAApril583,317
H80CS04220Community Health Alliance Of PasadenaCAFebruary623,981
H80CS04222Valley Community HealthcareCAApril893,755
H80CS04223EISNER Pediatric & Family Medical CenterCAApril859,741
H80CS04224Karuk TribeCAMay378,421
H80CS04226Hill Country Community ClinicCAMay418,025
H80CS04286Stigler Health & Wellness Center, IncOKApril766,526
H80CS04287Project Vida Health CenterTXApril801,248
H80CS04288River Valley Primary Care ServicesARMay429,862
H80CS04289Lone Star Circle of CareTXApril884,105
H80CS04290St. Francis House NWA, IncARApril866,346
H80CS04291Penobscot Community Health Center, IncMEFebruary548,814
H80CS06444Hernando County Health Department/Nature Coast CHC, IncFLMay429,170
H80CS06445Fourth Ward d.b.a Good Neighbor Healthcare CenterTXMay450,233
H80CS06446Community Health Connection, IncOKMay409,525
H80CS06447Spring Branch Community Health CenterTXApril567,997
H80CS06449Pasadena Health Center, IncTXMay410,263
H80CS06450Tensas Community Health CenterLAMay276,396
H80CS06452Pancare of Florida, IncFLFebruary565,567
H80CS06453Pushmataha Family Medical Center, IncOKMay388,158
H80CS06454Primary Care of Southwest Georgia, IncGAMay659,322
H80CS06455Midland Community Healthcare ServicesTXMay413,243
H80CS06456Fairfax Medical Facilities, IncOKApril548,527
H80CS06457North Texas Area Community Health Centers, IncTXMay675,548
H80CS06458Osceola County Health DepartmentFLApril631,458
H80CS06459Primary Care Providers for a Healthy FelicianaLAApril1,009,172
H80CS06460Shackelford County Community Resource CenterTXApril757,384
H80CS06461Chota Community Health ServicesTNMay435,160
H80CS06674Los Angeles Christian Health CentersCAFebruary549,003
H80CS08329Adams County Health Center, IncIDMay307,964
H80CS08777County of CassILMay367,674
H80CS11255Stephen F. Austin Community Health Center, IncTXMay399,520
H80CS18278Rainelle Medical CenterWVMay312,398
H80CS25436The Health & Hospital Corp of Marion CountyINMay634,731
H80CS25679J C Lewis Health CenterGAApril597,193
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Olivia Shockey, Expansion Division Director, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration at 301-443-9282 or oshockey@hrsa.gov.

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Dated: July 31, 2015.

James Macrae,

Acting Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 2015-19524 Filed 8-7-15; 8:45 am]

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