Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities

 

This program covers two separate, but related projects: Part A – Health Care System Preparedness for Ebola and Part B – Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care. The purpose of this program is to (1) improve healthcare system preparedness for Ebola and (2) develop a regional hospital network for Ebola patient care.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.817
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of the Secretary
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Title VI of Division G of the Consolidated and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 and Public Health Service Act, Section 311 (42 U.S.C. 243).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the 62 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) awardees, which include health departments in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the nation’s three largest municipalities (Chicago, Los Angeles County, and New York City, 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
Health departments listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual funding opportunity announcement documents issued under this CFDA for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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 from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities
Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing through a Notice of Award issued from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
Deadlines
Feb 23, 2015 Application deadlines and due dates are specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
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.
Part B - Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care:
Applications that successfully proceed through the initial screening (as outlined in the funding opportunity announcement) will be objectively reviewed based upon the review criterial specified in the funding opportunity. 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.
How may assistance be used?
Part A - Health Care System Preparedness for Ebola
Through Part A, HHS will provide funding to all 62 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) awardees to support state- or jurisdiction-designated Ebola treatment centers, assessment hospitals, and health care coalitions for overall health care system preparedness. Jurisdictions may use a portion of the funding to: compensate health care facilities for Ebola preparedness activities undertaken since July 2014, build additional capabilities to ensure the nation’s health care system and health care workers are ready to safely and successfully identify, isolate, assess, transport, and treat patients under investigation with Ebola or confirmed to have Ebola, and be well prepared for a future Ebola-like event.
Applicants should review the individual funding opportunity announcement document for specific information about the use of funds for this program.

Part B - Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care
HHS will award funding through Part B of the FOA to up to 10 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) awardees (although the decision has been made for Region 4 and Region 7 facilities) to develop a regional network for Ebola patient care, including the establishment of approximately ten regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers with significantly enhanced Ebola and other infectious disease capabilities that will accept a confirmed Ebola patient from their region, across the U.S., or medically evacuated from West Africa, as necessary.
All HPP jurisdictions are eligible to apply for Part B funding. HPP will award a maximum of 10 awards through Part B (two sole source awards for [1] the Georgia Department of Public Health to support the Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA to serve as the Region 4 regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center and [2] the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services to support the Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE to serve as the Region 7 regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center) and up to eight additional competitive awards for the remaining HHS regions. Applicants should review the individual funding opportunity announcement document for specific funding restrictions for this program. HHS will award funding through Part B of the FOA to up to 10 Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) awardees to develop a regional network for Ebola patient care, including the establishment of approximately ten regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment centers with significantly enhanced Ebola and other infectious disease capabilities that will accept a confirmed Ebola patient from their region, across the U.S., or medically evacuated from West Africa, as necessary.
All HPP jurisdictions are eligible to apply for Part B funding. However, HPP envisions Part B as a cooperative process. Ideally, only one applicant will apply from each region because all the jurisdictions will agree on, and support, one applicant. HPP will award a maximum of 10 awards through Part B (two sole source awards for [1] the Georgia Department of Public Health to support the Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA to serve as the Region 4 regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center and [2] the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services to support the Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE to serve as the Region 7 regional Ebola and other special pathogen treatment center) and up to eight additional competitive awards for the remaining HHS regions.
Applicants should review the individual funding opportunity announcement document for specific information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. Quarterly SF 425. Applicants funded under this announcement will be required to electronically submit an annual program progress report. semi-annual and annual financial reporting requirement. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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. A-133
Records
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 3-year 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
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Robert Scott Dugas Hospital Preparedness Program, Division of National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Emergency Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 C Street, SW, RM C4K12, Washington, DC 20024, E-mail: Robert.Dugas@hhs.gov , Telephone: (202) 245-0732, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Robert.Dugas@hhs.gov Phone: (202) 245-0732
Website Address
http://www.phe.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0140-0-1-551.
Obligations
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $182,374,691; and FY 16 est $4,738,688 - Part A - Health Care System Preparedness for Ebola: $162,000,000

Part B - Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care: $20,374,691

Part B - Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care: $4,738,688 (FY 16).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Part A - Health Care System Preparedness for Ebola:
Range: $202,989 - $15,229,780
Est. Average Amount: $2,612,903

Part B - Development of a Regional Network for Ebola Patient Care:
Range: $3,250,000 - $4,600,000
Est. Average Amount: $3,250,000.
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 organization; 2 CFR 200 (subparts A through D)
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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