The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced continuation funding for grantees under the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement programs.
HPP promotes a sustained national focus on health care system preparedness and response. This focus aims to minimize the need for supplemental state and federal resources during emergencies, and enables rapid recovery.
PHEP funding is used to advance additional public health preparedness and response capabilities among state and local health departments. Preparedness activities funded by the PHEP cooperative agreement are targeted specifically for the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.
A total of $840,250,000 in fiscal year 2016 funds is currently available for Budget Period 5, which begins July 1, 2016, and ends June 30, 2017.
Grantees are required to submit their annual performance reports, which also serves as their continuation funding applications no later than April 5, 2016.
Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-TP12-120105CONT16.