Surveillance for Diseases Among Immigrants and Refugees financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)

The purpose of the program is to conduct surveillance to detect, prevent and control diseases and evaluate existing health programs to improve the health of refugees and/or immigrants that are newly arrived in the United States.

The program will:
1) enhance existing surveillance networks
for communicable and non-communicable diseases, including, but are not limited to: vaccine-preventable diseases, malaria, hepatitis, intestinal parasites, nutritional deficiencies and anemia;
2) evaluate the health status of refugees and/or immigrants for the purposes of informing and improving U.S.

programs for overseas and the post-arrival health assessments and interventions, such as presumptive treatment for parasitic infections; and
3) improve the health of refugees and/or immigrants undergoing U.S.

resettlement and protect the health of their receiving communities by controlling the spread of communicable diseases.

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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Department Of Health Minnesota $ 47,271   2012-09-302017-09-29
Public Health And Environment, Colorado Department Of-$ 92,827   2012-09-302017-09-29
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting surveillance, effectiveness, and health improvement programs directed toward immigrants and refugees in the United States, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to any domestic entity providing health care services to immigrants and refugees newly arrived in the United States.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories and other public entities providing healthcare services to newly arrived refugees and immigrants will benefit.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

All applications that are complete and responsive to competitive supplemental grant and cooperative agreement announcements will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized CDC Grants Management Officer.


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


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148); Public Health Service Act, Sections 301 and 317(k)(1) [42 U.S.C. 242l and 247b(k)(1)], as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Financial assistance is typically available for a 12-month budget period and 60-month project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

A Semi-annual Progress Report is required per Public Health and Prevention Fund guidelines.

An Interim Progress Report is required as part of a continuation application.

A Federal Financial Report is due 90 days after the end of every Budget Period.

A Final Progress Report and Federal Financial Report is required 90 days after the end of the Project Period.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.


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.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-551; 75-0949-0-1-550.


(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $480,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $25,000 to $150,000 with an average of approximately $80,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Nekeia Gray 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E-03, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: Phone: 404-639-0712

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified if the application did not meet submission requirements.

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