Ebola Healthcare Preparedness and Response for Select Cities with Enhanced Airport Entrance Screenings from Affected Countries in West Africa
To enable select public health departments serving regions where enhanced airport screenings are occurring to procure personal protective equipment and supplies, train staff, retrofit facilities, and carry out other necessary Ebola-specific preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of the Secretary
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Public Health Service Act, Section 311 (42 U.S.C. 243).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants are state or city departments of public health serving the five major airports wherein the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is conducting enhanced airport entrance screenings for Ebola.
State or city departments of public health listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 from eligible applicants will be reviewed and final funding award recommendations forwarded to ASPR.
Notification is made in writing through a Notice of Grant Award issued from the program’s Grants Management Office.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days.
How are proposals selected?
The applicants must submit their application in accordance with the fiscal year Funding Opportunity Announcement. The applications are reviewed 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 the Office of Grants Management for processing and issuing a notice of grant award.
How may assistance be used?
The primary purpose of the funding is to improve the applicants’ abilities to prepare for, respond, to, and recover from an Ebola event by undertaking activities in any or all of the following priority areas:
-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Procurement and Training
-Purchase Point of Care (POC) laboratory equipment and associated supplies.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. Recipients must report cash transaction data via the Payment Management System (PMS) using the cash transaction data elements captured on the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form (SF) 425. Recipients will utilize the “Transactions” section of SF425 in lieu of the SF272. The FFR SF425 cash Transaction Report is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Semiannual and year end progress reports are required. Recipients are required to submit the FFR SF425 Federal Financial Report (FFR) semi-annually within 30 days after the first 6 month period and within 90 days of the budget period end date. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Year-end progress reports are required. Final FFR is required. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the 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 6 month period, whichever is later. More detailed information regarding retention requirements are provided in Title 45 CFR Part 92.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is limited to up to 6 months. Budget period is limited to up to 6 month. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee is issued a Notice of Award, a legal document that informs the awardee that a grant award has been made. Awardee may draw down funds in advance of the incursion of an expenditure (up to three days: from the Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Steve Tise 200 C Street, SW, RM C4K12, Washington, District of Columbia 20020 Email: Stephen.Tise@hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 245-0740
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Est. Average Amount: $142,857.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects