To ready hospitals and supporting health care systems to deliver coordinated and effective care to victims of terrorism and other public health emergencies.
FY 2002 awards were used for the development and implementation of regional plans to improve the capacity of hospitals, their emergency departments, outpatient centers, EMS systems and other collaborating health care entities for responding to incidents requiring mass immunization, treatment, isolation and quarantine in the aftermath of bioterrorism or other outbreaks of infectious disease.
FY 2003 and 2004 funds are intended to support needs assessments, the development and implementation of DHHS-approved work plans, and contracts to health care entities to upgrade their ability to respond to terrorist incidents and other public health emergencies.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
FY 2004 and 2005 funds are intended to support needs assessments updates for hospitals and supporting healthcare entities; continuation, refinement and implementation of DHHS-approved work plans that are in accordance with program guidance, and contracts to health care entities to upgrade their ability to respond to terrorist and other public health emergencies requiring mass immunization, treatment, isolation and quarantine in the aftermath of bioterrorism or other outbreaks of infectious disease.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The distribution of funds will be to the health departments of all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the nation's three largest municipalities (New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles County), the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Unites States Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands.
State health departments of all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the nation's three largest municipalities (New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles County), the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands.
All State health departments listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded for coverage under E.O.
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Healthcare Systems Bureau. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from Headquarters Office.
The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, Public Law 107-188, enacts Section 319C-1 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 247d-3a.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 2-3 months.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are limited up to 12-months. Budget periods are limited up to 12-months.
Post Assistance Requirements
Semi-annual and year end progress reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. More detailed information regarding retention requirements are provided in Title 45, CFR Parts 74 and 92.
FY 07 $415,032,000; FY 08 est $398,059,000; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$330,787 to $39,203,268.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.
Regional or Local Office
CDR Melissa Sanders, Chief, National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Branch, Division of Healthcare Preparedness, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Rm 13-103, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-0924.
Grants Management Office: Oscar Tanner, Director, Division of Grants Management, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16, Rockville, MD 20857. Health Services Branch: 301-443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
This is a formula grant program. The applicants must submit their application in accordance with fiscal year program guidance. The applications are reviewed by an objective review committee and approved applications are processed immediately. Applications approved with conditions, require the applicant to resubmit supporting information within a prescribed timeframe. Upon review and approval, the revised application can then be submitted to Grants Management for processing and issuing a notice of grant award.