The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the School-based service sites (SBSS) funding opportunity. This is the $5 million that was included in the year-end COVID relief bill.
Fiscal year (FY) 2021 School-Based Service Sites (SBSS) funding is available for Health Center Program award recipients on a competitive basis. SBSS funding will expand access to health center services by increasing the number of patients who access comprehensive primary health care services through Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.
Health centers will accomplish this by:
- adding new Health Center Program service delivery sites at schools, or
- expanding comprehensive primary health care services at existing Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.
One-time funding will be available in year 1 for equipment purchases and minor alterations and renovations (A/R) (with or without equipment purchases).
Your application must demonstrate how you will use SBSS funds in your current service area to increase the number of patients served at school-based service sites by adding or expanding one or more of the following services:
- General primary medical care,
- Mental health,
- Substance use disorder,
- Oral health,
- Vision, and/or
- Enabling services.
- 25 awards of $200,000
- Live TA webinar on March 2nd https://bphc.hrsa.gov/program-opportunities/school-based-service-expansion (PPT & pre-recorded webinar already posted for viewing)
- Application due March 22
Full application package link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331608