Health Care and Public Health (HPH) Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO)


The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to build the capacity of an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) to share information bi-directionally with the Health and Public Health (HPH) sector and HHS about cyber threats and provide outreach and education surrounding cybersecurity awareness. Under this FAO, the awardee will access Federal resources to develop the infrastructure and sector-specific expertise needed to function as a health care specific information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO).

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.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-113, Division H, Title II
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
In order to be eligible for funding, the entity needs to be performing some of the functions of an Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (i.e., currently sharing information bi-directionally with the Health and Public Health (HPH) sector or sectors about cyber threats and providing outreach and education surrounding cybersecurity awareness) and possess the capacity to expand.
Beneficiary Eligibility
As health care delivery impacts everyone, the beneficiary eligibility includes all of the listed groups as provided in the reference manual.
Organization must be currently functioning as a cybersecurity information sharing organization.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Awarding agency will issue the FOA for a 60-day window. At the end of the 60-day application period, the awarding agency will review all applications over a 30- day window. The award review process will include award review panels comprised of subject matter experts and at least one federal employee. The awarding agency will inform all applicants in writing the status of their application (awarded, not awarded). Applicant awardees will be provided with the terms and conditions of their award, and will commence working with the awarding agency to implement. If the awardee is a collaborative (primary applicant with subawardees), all awardees will be subject to the terms and conditions of the award; however, the primary awardee will be responsible for all deliverables and reports, including financial reports. The awarding agency will provide oversight of the awards, including but not limited to quarterly reporting. These awards will be issued as Cooperative Agreements and it is the expectation of the awarding agency that the awardees work together in carrying out the activities contemplated in the agreement.
August 8, 2016 The FOA will had an open application period of 30 days. FOA Release Date: July 20, 2016 FOA Application Close Date: August 19, 2016
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
The awarding agency may issue a 30-day rework period should the majority of the FOA applicants fail to submit the required objectives as described in the FOA SOW. There will be no appeals process for this program.
Renewals may be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be reviewed by a review panel comprised of no less than one (1) federal employees and subject matter experts (non-federal employees). Each proposal will receive a score based on strength and merit of their proposals, their ability to meet the scope of their proposed projects and the identified outcomes and objectives, and their use case. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to, meeting the scope of work requirements, addressing an selected priority area, selection of no less than three (3) domains, the use of standards to advance interoperability, their evaluation and measurement plan, estimated cost of their proposal, if the applicants are leveraging partnerships, and other criteria yet to be determined.
How may assistance be used?
Contracts, Subgrant, Personnel
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.
Not applicable.
Awardees will be required to maintain all award related documents, including but not limited to project plans, testing procedures and results, expenditures, and contracts and agreements (proprietary information may be redacted). All program-related records are required to be maintained for no less than 3-years following the official close-out date of the program.
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
Assistance will be made available for the 5 year period of performance. Quarterly
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Carmel Halloun
330 C Street SW
Washington , DC 20201 US
Phone: 2027202919
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17$0.00; FY 18 est $500,000.00; FY 19 est $500,000.00; FY 16 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Part 75
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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