Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant


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
Fiscal Year 2014: NA. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
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
Only State and U.S. Pacific Territorial governments, the District of Columbia, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska are eligible for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program with special attention to disparately affected populations.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Each State shall submit an application to the funding agency. Specific format is required, and forms are provided.
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.
Oct 01, 2009 Applications will be accepted beginning on October 1 of the eligible fiscal year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. About 3 weeks.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
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; Funds may not be used to operate emergency medical services systems or to purchase more than 50 percent of the cost of communications equipment for 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 activities related to (A) through (F).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
Each State must maintain records which are consistent with their State laws and requirements.
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
Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period; payments are made through the Electronic Transfer System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period; payments are made through the Electronic Transfer System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Audrey Williams NCCDPHP, 3005 Chamblee Tucker Road
Mailstop K45, Chamblee, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: (770) 488-5941 Fax: (770) 488-5974.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$21,258 to $7,026,219; $1,572,013. (Note: A formula based on fiscal year 1981 allocations to States is used for the annual basic grant allocation.).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
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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