Planning Grant for Healthcare and Public Health Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

The first objective of this award is to gain an understanding of the cybersecurity threat information needs of the Sector and the gaps within both the Sector as a whole and the awardee?s organization specifically in meeting these needs.
The second objective of this award is to increase organizational
capacity and develop a strategy to expand cybersecurity threat information sharing in the Sector.

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
Nh-isac, Inc. $ 100,000   2016-09-262021-09-25
Harris Health System $ 150,000   2015-09-302016-09-29
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Objective 1: Cybersecurity Threat Information Gap Analysis Objective 2: Capacity Building and Strategy Development.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is for a planning grant related to an expected FY 2016 cooperative agreement from HHS on cybersecurity information sharing.

While the details of that cooperative agreement are not yet available and such award will be subject to the availability of funds and appropriate authority, it is expected to focus on activities related to the sharing of cybersecurity information with the Sector.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiary Eligibility: Select as many that apply (see pages 11 through 14 of the Reference Manual) ? Nonprofit with 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) ? Nonprofit without 501(c)3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) ? Universities ? Colleges ? Research institutions ? Hospitals ? Community-based organizations ? Faith-based organizations.


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. See FOA for details

Award Procedures

See FOA for details.


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


Act, 2015, P.L. 113-235, Executive Order Executive Order 13691.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 1 to 15 days. See FOA for details.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

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

12 month budget period See FOA for details. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.


See FOA for details.


See FOA for details.


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.


Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of the grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $100,000; FY 17 est $200,000; and FY 18 est $200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Virginia Simmons Assistant Secretary Preparedness & Response US Department of Health and Human Services 200 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Phone: 2022600400

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

see FOA for details.

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