U. S. Department of Health & Human Services

HRSA Nationwide


Data as of 05/22/2017

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$13,046,608,890 active grants awarded to date to 2,840 grantees through 6,290 grants

$9,038,406,185 awarded grants in FY2016* to 2,697 grantees through 5,373 grants

$8,889,428,757 awarded grants in FY2015 to 2,805 grantees through 5,516 grants

Breakdown of HRSA Investments

Primary Care/Health Centers

Nation total active grants $6,891,807,171 to 1,468 grantees, through 1,986 grants

Nationwide, nearly 1,400 health center grantees operate more than 9,800 clinics and mobile medical vans, providing affordable primary and preventive care on a sliding fee scale to more than 24 million patients.1

Currently in the nation there are:

  • 10,731 health center sites
  • 1,373 health center grantees

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $4,724,963,234 total funding, to 1,460 grantees, through 1,792 grants
  • FY2015: $4,444,736,851 total funding, to 1,460 grantees, through 1,662 grants

National Health Service Corps

(Nation Total $214,179,444)

More than 10,400 Corps clinicians are providing care to more than 11 million people who live in rural, urban, and frontier communities through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). The NHSC repays educational loans and provides scholarships to primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health providers, and other primary care providers who practice in areas of the country that have too few health care professionals to serve the people who live there.

Currently in the nation 8,420 clinicians are caring for people who live in areas where health care is hard to find, which are known as Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).1

  • 3,983 provide primary medical care
  • 1,249 provide dental care
  • 3,188 provide mental health care
  • 4,516 are working in urban areas
  • 3,882 are working in rural communities†
  • 5,219 health care job vacancies are NHSC-eligible

Awards to NHSC Loan Repayors:

  • FY2016*: $162,348,458
  • FY2015: $150,012,160

Awards to NHSC Scholars:

  • FY2016*: $41,638,911
  • FY2015: $40,268,277

Awards to NHSC Students to Service:

  • FY2016*: $10,192,075
  • FY2015: $11,167,121

Health Workforce

Nation total active grants $1,412,173,528 to 802 grantees, through 1,933 grants

Health Workforce training programs increase access to health care through the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that can adapt to the population’s changing health care needs and provide the highest quality of care for all. Health professions programs support health professions schools and training programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry and public health. Grant recipients are health professions school and training programs.

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $813,449,989 total funding, to 690 grantees, through 1,421 grants
  • FY2015: $823,157,627 total funding, to 688 grantees, through 1,497 grants

Rural Health

Nation total active grants $283,949,200 to 313 grantees, through 482 grants

More than 60 million people live in rural areas in the U.S. – where health care services are limited. To monitor and improve rural health care, HRSA rural health programs fund community health pilots and demonstrations in rural communities, supports the State Offices of Rural Health in partnership with the State, expand the use of telehealth, support small rural hospitals, fund Black Lung clinics, and fund Radiation Exposure Screening and Education.

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $135,473,009 total funding, to 289 grantees, through 460 grants
  • FY2015: $135,795,706 total funding, to 327 grantees, through 490 grants

Healthcare Systems

Nation total active grants $69,747,716 to 64 grantees, through 73 grants

Grant programs promote organ donation and poison control centers and help States expand access to affordable health care coverage. Other programs that improve State and local health care include the national systems that:

  • Allocate donated organs for transplantation; 27,505 residents in Nationwide received transplants in 2009
  • Match bone marrow donors with recipients
  • Maintain cord blood banks
  • Make discounted drugs available to 41,021 participating providers Nationwide through the 340B program
  • Compensate individuals harmed by vaccines or measures taken to counter pandemics and other threats

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $23,671,176 total funding, to 64 grantees, through 67 grants
  • FY2015: $24,179,443 total funding, to 65 grantees, through 67 grants

Shortage Designation

HRSA designates Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs), which are designated based on requests that demonstrate these areas meet the criteria for having too few health professionals to meet the needs of the population. HRSA also designates Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations (MUPs); areas in which there is a shortage of personal health services or include groups of persons who face economic, cultural or linguistic barriers to health care.

HPSAs, MUAs and MUPs are used to determine eligibility for a number of government programs.2

Currently the nation contains:

  • 3,583 Medically Underserved Areas
  • 419 Medically Underserved Populations

Currently the nation HPSAs contain:

  • 6790 primary medical care
  • 5585 dental
  • 4721 mental health

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Nation total active grants $2,024,291,497 to 514 grantees, through 775 grants

Targeting resources to an array of programs at the State and local levels where they are most needed, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, through Part A, B, C, D and F Grants, each year provides medical and support services to more than a half million people who otherwise would be unable to afford care.

Detailed state-level information is available from the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB).

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $2,182,762,930 total funding, to 545 grantees, through 828 grants
  • FY2015: $2,245,629,811 total funding, to 546 grantees, through 823 grants

Maternal and Child Health

Nation total active grants $2,355,374,388 to 452 grantees, through 1,036 grants

The lives of mothers, children and families are improved through grants via the State Maternal and Child Health Title V Block Grant to the States, Home Visiting Formula Grants and through Special Projects of Regional and National significance. The grants provide funding for a variety of programs including services and support to cildren with special health care needs, systems for people with traumatic brain injury, autism research, improvement of emergency medical services systems capacity for treatment of children, newborn screening, family to family health information centers, sickle cell projects, the Healthy Start Program, and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.

Awarded HRSA Grants:

  • FY2016*: $1,154,535,703 total funding, to 417 grantees, through 800 grants
  • FY2015: $1,213,100,490 total funding, to 503 grantees, through 972 grants

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, improves health and achieves health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs. Note: Not all HRSA programs and funding are represented on this page.

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* Represents the most recently completed fiscal year.
 Some NHSC clinicians may serve in both urban areas and rural communities.
1 Some clinicians and grantees may serve in multiple geographic areas.
2 Some HPSAs, MUAs, and MUPs may cross geographic boundaries.
Note: The total grant dollars shown include the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) loan grants – revolving loan programs that enable educational institutions to provide student loans for medical professions.
Note: An active grant is defined by HRSA as a grant whose project period end date is beyond the current date. Grants can be active whether or not they have received an award funding in the current fiscal year.