National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program
To ready hospitals and other healthcare systems, in collaboration with other partners, to deliver coordinated and effective care to victims of terrorism and other public health emergencies.
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
Section 319C-2 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, 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?
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.
All State health departments listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.
Applicants should review the individual ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program 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?
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 60 to 90 days.
How are proposals selected?
This is a formula grant program. The applicants must submit their application in accordance with 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 time frame. Upon review and approval, the revised application can then be submitted to Grants Management for processing and issuing a notice of grant award.
How may assistance be used?
The distribution of funds will be to the 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 Unites States Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands. The statute specifies appropriate use of funds.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. 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. Semi-annual and year end progress reports are required. ASPR requires cumulative financial reporting through consecutive funding periods on the SF269 FSR long form. The FFR SF425 was designed to replace the Financial Status Report SF269 and the Federal Cash Transactions Report SF272 with one comprehensive financial reporting form. Until HHS fully migrates to the SF425 FFR, recipients are still required to submit the SF269 Financial Status Report (FSR) semi-annually within 30 days after the first 6 month period and within 90 days of the budget period end date. Grantees are required to submit final Financial Status Reports (SF-269). 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. A-133
Awardees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 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 are provided in Title 45, CFR Part 92.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Section 319C-2 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) of 2006, Public Law 109-417.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 10.%.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are limited up to 3 years. Budget periods are limited up to 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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
Robert Scott Dugas , Hospital Preparedness Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, 200 C E Street, SW, Concourse C4K17, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Robert.Dugas@hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 245-0732
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - Funds for this program are obligated by CDC through 93.074.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range in FY 13: $270,00- to $27,000,000. FY 13 Average: $5,351,000.
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 organizations.
Examples of Funded Projects