The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded over $5 million to 27 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers to expand services at new or existing Health Center Program service delivery sites located at or on the grounds of a school. As many students return to schools in-person, health centers will use this funding to expand their ability to provide general primary medical care, behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services, oral health, vision, and enabling services such as transportation, outreach, and translation services at school-based service sites, both in-person and through telehealth. Read the press release.
See a list of fiscal year 2021 Health Center Program Service Expansion: School-Based Service Sites (SBSS) award recipients.
HRSA expects to provide summary statements based on the objective review of eligible applicants in early October. Visit the SBSS technical assistance page for award recipient information and resources.