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 awardees 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
Office of The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Act, 2015, P.L. 113-235, 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) o Nonprofit with 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o Nonprofit without 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o Universities o Colleges o Research institutions o Hospitals o Community-based organizations o Faith-based organizations
Not applicable.
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. See FOA for details
Award Procedure
See FOA for details
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: See FOA for details
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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
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 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
12 month budget period See FOA for details Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Virginia Simmons
Assistant Secretary Preparedness & Response
US Department of Health and Human Services
200 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024 US
Phone: 2022600400
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 19$500,000.00; FY 20 est $680,000.00; FY 21 est $680,000.00; FY 18$500,000.00; FY 17$200,000.00; FY 16$100,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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