Activities to Support State, Tribal, Local and Territorial (STLT) Health Department Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises
CDC will strengthen the U.S. public health system?s response to public health or healthcare crises by providing specialized support to State, Tribal, Local and Territorial health departments (STLTs) when engaged in a response. Because STLTs vary widely in capacity and expertise - as well as in the demographics and disease burdens of the populations they serve - an emergency in any location is likely to reveal areas in which they need assistance to launch and sustain effective response activities. The purpose of this NOFO is (1) to establish a pool of organizations capable of rapidly providing essential expertise to governmental public health entities involved in a response, and (2) to fund select awardees to provide that support, when required, based on CDC?s determination of need. The role of the awardee will be to function as a rapid provider of information and/or resources, as well as a coordinator of the project management components involved. Awardees will primarily support public health departments, but may be engaged to support CDC programs also involved in the response.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 247d, Section 319, 42 U.S.C. 319
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 242l, Section 307, 42 U.S.C. 307
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 243, Section 311, 42 U.S.C. 311
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 300u, Section 1703, 42 U.S.C. 1703
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 247b, Section 317, 42 U.S.C. 317
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are limited to the following: 1. Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education. 2. Public and private institutions of higher education. 3. Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally-recognized tribal governments).
Direct awards will be made to the non-governmental organizations described in the eligible applicant section. Beneficiaries of the support provided by those non-governmental organizations will include state health departments; tribal health organizations; local health departments; the District of Columbia; U.S. Territories; and other components of the public health system. The general public will also serve as beneficiaries.
Applicants should review the individual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any documentation, credentials or proof of certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. tbd
Notification is made in writing through a Notice of Grant Award issued from the program's Office of Grants Services (OGS).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. tbd
Project periods are for 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be submitted in the same manner as a new application.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Project funds will be used by non-governmental organizations (501c3s, 501c6s, public and private institutions of higher learning, and Native American tribal organizations) to provide emergency response assistance to State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial public health agencies and other components of the public health system. For the purposes of this program, “other components of the public health system” refers to specific professional constituencies (i.e., epidemiologists, community health nurses, health education and promotion specialists tribal health leaders, chronic disease directors, health information specialists, Medicaid/Medicare Directors, state/local public health financial officials, etc.) or key components of the public health system (i.e., community and neighborhood health centers, public health and primary care delivery systems, community and faith-based organizations, public health and accreditation boards, public health institutes, primary care residency programs, health insurance consortia, family/social services programs, maternal/child health associations, etc.).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Measure Reports are required.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of three 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 is provided in 45 CFR Part 75.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This NOFO is designed to collect responsive proposals from eligible applicants and retain them as “approved but unfunded” (ABU) until a crisis occurs. The NOFO will only be funded upon occurrence of a particular public health or healthcare crisis. At that time, depending on the nature of the scenario, specific applicants and specific components of their applications will be selected for funding. These funding decisions will take into account various relevant factors such as geographic location, expectations of spread (e.g., with infectious disease-related emergencies), applicant’s capabilities, national priorities, impact of the emergency on an eligible jurisdiction, and target populations, etc. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Randall H. Nielson
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-1602 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17 FY 16$0.00; - Due to the nature of the issues that would trigger CDC to activate this NOFO as designed, it is difficult to project the total funding amount that would be made available. When and if CDC activates this NOFO, it is expected to be only for the time necessary to respond to the emergency at hand, and that long-term recovery needs (and/or emergencies that shift from an epidemic to an endemic nature) would be addressed by other NOFOs as appropriate.(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Due to the nature of the issues that would trigger CDC to activate this NOFO as designed, it is difficult to project the total funding amount that would be made available. When and if CDC activates this NOFO, it is expected to be only for the time necessary to respond to the emergency at hand, and that long-term recovery needs (and/or emergencies that shift from an epidemic to an endemic nature) would be addressed by other NOFOs as appropriate.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects