Complex Humanitarian Emergency and War-Related Injury Public Health Activities

To bring public health and epidemiologic principles to the aid of populations affected by complex humanitarian emergencies.

Work will focus on the following main program areas: (1) Providing technical assistance including rapid health and nutrition assessments, public health surveillance, epidemic
investigations, disease prevention and control, program evaluation and emergency preparedness; (2) Developing, implementing and disseminating findings from operational research projects aimed at developing more effective public health interventions; (3) Designing, implementing, and evaluating training activities to strengthen the capacity of CDC, other U.S.

government agencies, international and private voluntary organizations, other governments, and public health students; (4) Developing and disseminating guidelines on public health issues and technical areas; and (5) Planning and maintaining partnerships with strategic international, bilateral, and non-governmental relief organizations.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Emory University $ 515,000   2013-09-012018-08-31
Emory University $ 7,732   2013-09-012018-08-31
Unicef-$ 276,111   2009-09-182014-09-17
Immap Inc.-$ 24,024   2009-09-182014-09-17
Survivor Corps $ 2,850,000   2008-09-152011-09-14
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants and cooperative agreements may be made to eligible institutions for the support of projects related to domestic and international complex humanitarian emergencies and war-related injuries.

The grants and cooperative agreements may be used for personnel, salaries, consultant costs, survey costs, training, equipment, supplies, travel, patient costs, miscellaneous items, and indirect costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.


Applicants should review the individual CDC Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Please visit the Web site at to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities.

Award Procedures

After review and approval of an application, a notice of award is made in writing and issued by the Grants Management Officer, Procurement and Grants Office, CDC. Appropriate notification is also made to the public.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Executive Order Sections 307 and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. Section 242l and 247b(k)(2)], as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. From 2 to 3 months.


From 60 to 90 days.


From 90 to 120 days. Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years.

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

Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.


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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


Grantees 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 act ion 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 is provided in 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $15,096,832; FY 17 est $222,147; and FY 18 est $222,147

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Caroline Gardner, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E-29, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Email: Phone: (404) 639-4276

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposal selection criteria can be found in the program guidance.

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