NYSDA Publications

HRSA Issues Regulatory Update

The United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has issued an update on its regulatory activities.  HRSA highlights funding for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for the uninsured, funding to optimize use of virtual care in health centers, and applications opening for the Faculty Loan Repayment Program for health professionals (among other topics).  You can read the complete HRSA regulatory update, with links to additional resources, below.

June 3, 2021

HHS to Dedicate $4.8 Billion from American Rescue Plan to COVID-19 Testing for the Uninsured

health care worker swab testing patientMay 25 – the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing that it is dedicating $4.8 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to support the HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program. This funding will allow the program to continue reimbursing health care providers for testing uninsured individuals for COVID-19. As of May 19, 2021, the program has issued nearly $4 billion in testing reimbursements to providers.

Read the release.

HRSA Announces $50 Million in Funding to Optimize Use of Virtual Care in Health Centers

photo of a woman in a telehealth appointmentWe announced the availability of up to $50 million for HRSA-funded health centers to further efforts to advance virtual care. This competitive, one-time funding opportunity will support health centers in optimizing the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations.

Application Due Date:

  • Friday, July 16, 11:59 p.m. ETin Grants.gov
  • Tuesday, August 17, 5 p.m. ETin HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs)

Visit the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care technical assistance (TA) webpage for the Notice of Funding Opportunity, pre-recorded TA webinar, and other resources.

HRSA Honors 40 Years of Progress – It’s Time to End the HIV Epidemic

HIV epidemic 40 years of progress graphicOn Saturday,June 5, we will mark a momentous milestone in the HIV/AIDS community. It is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day and the 40th anniversary of when the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported in theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

On this day, our HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will honor the more than 32 million people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses globally, including 700,000 in the U.S., since the start of the HIV epidemic.

Participate in HRSA’s HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Twitter Thread

photo of a doctor and a patientJoin our Twitter threadto honor HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day.Share your program’s goals, accomplishments, and experiences @HRSAgovwith the hashtag #HRSAHonorsHIVSurvivors.The thread continues through Saturday, June 5,which is both HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day as well as the 40th anniversary of when the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported.We encourage you to comment on, like, and retweet the posts each day throughout the #HRSAHonorsHIVSurvivors thread.

Maternal Health Webinar Series

pregnant woman's bellyJoin us on Tuesday,June 22 at Noon ETfor our Substance Use Disorder and Pregnancy webinar. This is the first webinar in the Region 5, 6, and 7 Maternal Health webinar series. The series’ goal is tohighlight:

  • innovations and promising practices
  • resources to promote and further maternal health and well-being across the lifespan

Hear from our Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the University of Texas Health Science Center, who will discuss HRSA’s Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

Visit our How We Improve Maternal Health webpage for resources and tools on maternal health.

Upcoming Virtual Job Fair for HRSA-Approved Health Care Sites and Interested Clinicians

photo of 4 health care workers having a meetingJoin our virtual job fair on Wednesday, June 23 from 6:45 - 10:15 p.m. ET if you're a:

  • National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
  • Nurse Corps approved facility with open opportunities
  • healthcare professional seeking a career helping underserved communities

Sign up now and be ready to connect.

New Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Funding Opportunity Now Available

two women reviewing pamphletWe released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Vaccine Confidence Program to expand access to vaccines and ensure equity in COVID-19 response in rural communities.

The new funding will support eligible RHCs to increase vaccine confidence, improve health care in rural areas, and reinforce key messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Interested RHCsmust complete three registrations before applying for a HRSA grant.

Application Due Date: Wednesday,June 23, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Faculty Loan Repayment Program Application Now Open

woman holding booksAre you a faculty member at an approved health professions school with an interest in training the next generation of health professionals? You may be eligible for our Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP). FLRP works to recruit health professions faculty from diverse backgrounds. Participants receive up to $40,000 to pay off their qualifying educational loans in exchange for two years of teaching service.

Application Due Date:Thursday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. ET.Check your eligibility today.

NHSC New Site Application Extended

NHSC site application extension graphic

Apply now to be approved as a new National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site. This year, NHSC-approved sites with an inactive site may also apply to recertify their approved status during the open cycle. Your site may be eligible if you provide outpatient, ambulatory and primary health care services (medical, dental, and behavioral health) to populations residing in high-need urban, tribal, and rural areas.

Additional eligible site types include facilities providing general substance use disorder (SUD) Treatment, a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program or an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).

Application Due Date: Thursday,July 1, 11:59 p.m. ET.

Building a Telebehavioral Health Strategy

illustration of woman on tablet interacting with health professionalsBehavioral health delivery is changing significantly due to theCOVID-19public health emergency. With resources on Telehealth.HHS.gov, providers can learn how to evaluate their telebehavioral health program to build an effective strategy to expand health care delivery options and care access for patients.

ICYMI: #HRSAWomensChat Twitter Chat

hrsa twitter womens chat promo graphic

More than 220 organizations participated in our #HRSAWomensChat on May 12. The #HRSAWomensChat hashtag was mentioned 1,251 times on Twitter, had a potential reach of about 1,391,000 people and had about 20,831,000 potential impressions.

Follow us @HRSAgov for our latest news and program announcements.

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  • Men's Health Month
  • Men's Health Week (14-20)
  • National HIV Testing Day (27)

Funding Opportunities


Health Centers

American Rescue Plan – Health Center Construction and Capital Improvements – apply by June 24

American Rescue Plan – Funding for Native Hawaiian Health Care – apply by July 2

Service Area Competition (HRSA-22-002) - apply by July 12

FY 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care – apply by July 16

Service Area Competition(HRSA-22-003) - apply by July 19

Service Area Competition(HRSA-22-103) - apply by July 19

Health Workforce

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program Competing Supplement- apply by June 14

Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) - Simulation Education Training (SET) Competitive Supplement- apply by June 15

Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program- apply by July 15


Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Existing Geographic Service Areas (HRSA-22-014) - apply by June 21

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Existing Geographic Service Areas (HRSA-22-011) - apply by June 21

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Existing Geographic Service Areas(HRSA-22-015) - apply by June 21

Building the HIV Workforce and Strengthening Engagement in Communities of Color (B-SEC)- apply by July 6

Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) of HIV Services in Sierra Leone- apply by July 19

Maternal and Child Health

Evaluating Genetic and Genomic Medicine Implementation and Outcomes in the Regional Genetics Networks (EGGMIO-RGN)- apply by June 7

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Supplement: Action Plans for Infant Health Equity- apply by June 23

EMSC State Partnership Rural Expansion Program- apply by June 25

Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program – Formula- apply by June 30

Pediatric Audiology Competitive Supplement to Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)- apply by July 1

American Rescue Plan Act - Pediatric Mental Health Care Access – New Area Expansion- apply by July 6

Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network- apply by July 8

Maternal and Child Health Services- apply by September 1


Rural Health

Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program- apply by June 4

Rural Northern Border Region Planning Program- apply by June 14

Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Program- apply by June 23

Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Program- apply by June 25

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