This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announces a cooperative agreement funding opportunity for an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) within the Health Care and Public Health (HPH) Sector.
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to build the capacity of HHS as the
HPH Sector-Specific Agency to coordinate with private sector during steady-state and emergency response, provide outreach and education to HPH Sector stakeholders on preparedness and risk mitigation activities, and enhance the ability of bi-directional information-sharing related to open and closed data streams.
Under this FOA, the awardee will receive Federal grant funds to develop the infrastructure needed to independently support the Private Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) operational functions required to successfully engage with the Federal government, explore and establish best practices for data usage related to health system supply chain, and enhance the capabilities of the Federal government in emergency response situations through exercises, operational enhancements, and information-sharing.
This initiative is designed to leverage existing financial and technical resources from Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
ASPR anticipates providing funds over a five year period (subject to availability of appropriations and satisfactory performance of the recipient during the previous budget period).Funding under this award will not be sufficient to, and is not intended to, fund the awardee entire operation.
Rather, ASPR intends that the successful awardee will use the funding to expand the awardee scope of bi-directional information sharing and outreach, exercise and response capabilities, and risk mitigation communications to include HHS and the entire HPH Sector, where the awardee has demonstrated that they are currently functioning as an ISAO within the HPH Sector.
Thus, in order to qualify for this funding, applicants are expected to be currently functioning as an organization that is sharing information, planning and executing exercises and response coordination activities, and promoting risk mitigation within the HPH Sector and have the capability to expand under this cooperative agreement.The awardee will have the opportunity to work with and receive technical assistance from ASPR, including a combination of staff time, funding, subject matter expertise and technical assistance to one awardee for the qualifying project.
The Funding Office anticipates providing a total of a maximum of $ 2. 75 million over five years in federal support, subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the recipient during the previous budget period.
After the funding period has ended, ASPR will continue to work closely with the recipient to ensure that coordination and information-sharing continues.