Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals


To establish and maintain a national interoperable network of state systems. Each system is maintained by a State or group of States for the purpose of verifying the credentials, certifications, licenses, relevant training, and hospital privileges of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health services during a public health emergency.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Title III, Section 319I, Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d-7b), as amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) of 2013, Public Law 113-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All State health departments listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.
Applicants should review the individual ASPR funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular A-122 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
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 through Grants.gov - FIND. Applicants should visit Grants.gov - FIND for the funding opportunity announcement and Grants.gov - APPLY to download application materials to complete and submit their applications in accordance with the funding opportunity announcement (FOA).
Award Procedure
Applications that successfully proceed through initial screening (as outlined in the FOA) will be objectively reviewed based upon the review criteria specified in the FOA. Applications selected for funding will be processed and the applicant notified in writing through the issuance of a Notice of Award from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
September 30, 2010 Applicable deadlines and due dates are specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. None.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
All applications will be evaluated by an Objective Review Committee to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Approach, Work Plan and Activities; (3) Project Outcomes, Evaluation/Dissemination; and (4) Level of Effort.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used for ESAR-VHP related activities only.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Reference FOA for detailed audit requirements.
Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report
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
Project periods are limited up to 36 months. Budget periods are limited up to 12 months. 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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Jennifer Hannah,
Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
Washington, DC 20024 US
Phone: (202) 245-0722.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $200,000.00; FY 17 est $200,000.00; FY 16 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$58,478 to $200,000 per award.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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