Support to the World Health Organization (WHO) for Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Western Africa

The objective of the project is to contribute to on-going efforts to reduce the morbidity, mortality and to break the chain of transmission of EVD by strengthening capacities at the district level of affected countries in western Africa to actively find, investigate and refer cases, register all potential
contacts and monitor them for symptom development, strengthen data collection, reporting and analysis, and promote appropriate messaging for behavior change.

This project also aims to address other public health issues in the affected countries that are exacerbated by the EVD outbreak.

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

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual.

Financial and technical resources are intended to be used for non-research activities necessary to complete the objectives stated above.

The full list of restrictions for this program are included in the published Funding Opportunity Announcement for CK14-1402.

General restrictions that apply are as follows: -Recipients may not use funds for research or clinical care -Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual. -Awardees may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget. -The direct and primary recipient in a cooperative agreement program must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Funds awarded to grantees are fully discretionary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

World Health Organization (WHO).

For purposes of this document, the term ?WHO? includes its regional offices (e.g., PAHO, EMRO, AFRO, SEARO, etc.).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals worldwide, including the U.S.


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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

Funds for this program will be provided via a supplemental award under the existing CDC-WHO cooperative agreement (FOA CK14-1402).


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


Public Health Service Act Sections 317A and 317B 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C Sections 247b and 247b-2and 247b-3 ] as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Funds will be awarded as a supplement to the existing CDC-WHO cooperative agreement. Award is expected to be made within 30 days.


Not Applicable.


Annual renewals within an awarded multi-year project period are subject to the availability of funds and are made via a non-competitive process. Additional renewal info can be found in the published FOA CK14-1402.

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 available for a 36-month budget period within project periods ranging from one to three years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


No program reports are required.

No later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, recipients must submit a calendar quarter cash transaction report (SF-272 or top portion of the SF-425 Financial Report Form) to the Payment Management System (PMS).

Annual Progress Reports (APR) are due at 15 months and 27 months during the budget/project period.

Additional instructions regarding progress reporting requirements will be described in the official Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grant Office and can also be found in the published FOA CK14-1402.

Federal Financial reports (SF-425) are due at 15 months, and 27 months during the budget/project period.

The final progress report is due 90 days after the end of the project period.

No performance monitoring is required.


No audits are required for this program.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a period of performance. If questions still remain, such as those raised as result of an audit, records must be retained until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $16,466,287; FY 17 est $3,899,997; and FY 18 est $3,899,997 - Additional funds for this program are expected to be awarded in FY2017.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and Average Award for FY2015: Approx $50M.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program can be found in the published Funding Opportunity Announcement and official Notice of Award (NoA). Regulations are also published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available under 45 CFR 92, and also HHS Grants Policy Statement at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Caroline Gardner, 1600 Clifton Rd, MSE29, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Email: Phone: 404-639-4276

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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