Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant funded solely with Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)


To provide States with the resources to improve the health status of the population of each grantee by: (A) conducting activities leading to the accomplishment of the most current Healthy People objectives for the nation; (B) rapidly responding to emerging health threats; (C) providing emergency medical services, excluding most equipment purchases; (D) providing services for sex offense victims including prevention activities; and (E) coordinating related administration, education, monitoring and evaluation activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
This program is authorized under section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.
Public Health Service Act, as amended; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Title XIX, Section 1905, Public Law 97-35, as amended; Preventive Health Amendments of 1984, Public Law 98-555; Health Omnibus Programs Extension Act of 1988, Public Law 100-607; Preventive Health Amendments of 1992, Public Law 102-531.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All fifty States, the District of Columbia, eight US Pacific Territorial governments, and two Native American tribes - the Kickapoo in Kansas and the Santee Sioux in Nebraska are eligible for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant grantees utilize this assistance to address the public health priorities in their state, aligning their Programs to the latest Healthy People objectives.
As a critical public health resource, the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant supports activities that benefits states by (1)Addressing basic health concerns such as tooth decay among children, food sanitation, and injuries to older adults from falling, (2) Allowing states to respond rapidly to emerging health threats they experience, (3) Funding critical prevention efforts to address health concerns such as skin cancer, child safety, and untreated dental decay that lack specific state funding, (4) Protecting investments in and enhancing the effectiveness of funded programs that address specific health problems and (5) Leveraging other resources to increase the benefit of preventive health measures.
Applications shall contain certification by the CEO of the State that the State has complied with provisions of and will meet the requirements of PHS Act, Title XIX, Section 1905, and Title XVII, Chapter 2 of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. 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.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed for completeness and for compliance with legislative requirements. Award is made to the applicant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
CDC accepts applications starting October 1st to July 1st of each federal fiscal year.
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How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Except as described below, Block Grant funds may be used for preventive health service programs for: (A) Activities to achieve improvements in the health status of populations through achievement of the most current Healthy People health objectives for the nation; (B) preventive health service programs for the control of rodents and for community and school-based fluoridation programs; (C) feasibility studies and planning for emergency medical services systems and the establishment, expansion, and improvement of such systems; D) providing services to victims of sex offenses and prevention of sex offenses; (E) the establishment, operation, and coordination of effective and cost-efficient systems to reduce the prevalence of asthma and asthma related illnesses, especially among children; (F) related planning, administration, and educational activities; and (G) monitoring and evaluation of proposed activities in the application. A State may not use amounts paid to it to (1) provide inpatient services, (2) make cash payments to intended recipients of health services, (3) purchase or improve land, purchase, construct, or permanently improve (other than minor remodeling) any building or other facility, or purchase major medical equipment, (4) operate emergency medical services systems or to purchase more than 50 percent of the cost of communications equipment for such systems (5) satisfy any requirement for the expenditure of non-Federal funds as a condition for the receipt of Federal funds, or (6) provide financial assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Each Grantee is required to submit, an Annual Report that captures progress towards reaching objectives and completing activities that were identified in the prior years’ work plan. This is due on February 1st of each year for the preceding year’s application. Cash reports are not applicable. Description: This award requires the recipient to complete projects or activities which are funded under the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and to report on use of PPHF funds provided through this award. Recipients awarded a grant from such funds with a value of $25,000 or more shall produce reports on a semi-annual basis with a reporting cycle of January 1-June 30 and July –December 31 and email reports to the CDC website no later than 20 calendar days after the end of each reporting period. CDC will receive monthly draw reports that reflect grantee spending for the specified fiscal year. The Annual Federal Financial Report, SF-245A, is due to PGO at CDC within 90 days after the end of the first 12 months of funding. The end date of the federal fiscal year is September 30th of each year.The Final Federal Financial Report is due to PGO 90 days after the budget/project period ends. between September 30th - December 30th of each year. A SF-269A is also due following the 2nd 12 months of funding. CDC staff will do Performance Reporting semi-annually. The report will include short/long term performance measures, milestones, and highlights of successes.
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.
Each State must maintain records which are consistent with their State laws and requirements. Each State shall establish fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to assure the proper disbursal of and accounting for Federal funds paid to the State. Each State shall annually audit its expenditures from payments received. Such State audits shall be conducted by an entity independent of any agency administering a program funded.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period and must be utilized within that timeframe. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments under this award will be made available through the HHS Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is a centralized grants payment and cash management system. Payments are awarded on a quarterly basis. Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Harald Pietz 4770 Buford Hwy, MSE19, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Phone: 4044980406
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $145,657,781; FY 15 est $145,000,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$17,161 to $4,477,242 (amounts for FY13)non-PPHF funding; estimated amounts for FY14 are $38,812 to $10,126,018. (Note: A formula based on fiscal year 1981 allocations to States is used for the annual basic grant allocation).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Description: 45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 96 (Published in the Federal Register on July 6, 1982 and revised in the Federal Register, October 13, 1987).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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