Planning Grant for Healthcare and Public Health Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing


The first objective of this award is to gain an understanding of the cybersecurity threat information needs of the Sector and the gaps within both the Sector as a whole and the awardee’s organization specifically in meeting these needs.
The second objective of this award is to increase organizational capacity and develop a strategy to expand cybersecurity threat information sharing in the Sector.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of the Secretary
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Act, 2015, P.L. 113-235, Executive Order Executive Order 13691.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility: Select as many that apply (see pages 11 through 14 of the Reference Manual)
•Nonprofit with 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
•Nonprofit without 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
•Research institutions
•Community-based organizations
•Faith-based organizations.
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?
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. See FOA for details
Award Procedure
See FOA for details.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 1 to 15 days. See FOA for details.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
see FOA for details.
How may assistance be used?
Objective 1: Cybersecurity Threat Information Gap Analysis
Objective 2: Capacity Building and Strategy Development. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is for a planning grant related to an expected FY 2016 cooperative agreement from HHS on cybersecurity information sharing. While the details of that cooperative agreement are not yet available and such award will be subject to the availability of funds and appropriate authority, it is expected to focus on activities related to the sharing of cybersecurity information with the Sector.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Quarterly. See FOA for details. Semi-annual. See FOA for details.
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 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
12 month budget period See FOA for details. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Brenda Cox Assistant Secretary Preparedness & Response
US Department of Health and Human Services
200 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20423 Email: Phone: 2022450976
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $150,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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