National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program

To ready hospitals and other healthcare systems, in collaboration with other partners, to deliver coordinated and effective care to victims of terrorism and other public health emergencies.



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.

Website Address

http://www.phe.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The distribution of funds will be to the health departments of all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the nation's three largest municipalities (New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles County), the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Unites States Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands.

The statute specifies appropriate use of funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State health departments of all 50 States, the District of Columbia, the nation's three largest municipalities (New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles County), the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the United States Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All State health departments listed above, hospitals and supporting health care systems.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program Funding Opportunity Announcement documents issued under this CFDA for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications from eligible applicants will be reviewed and final funding award recommendations forwarded to ASPR.

Award Procedures

Notification is made in writing through a Notice of Grant Award issued from the program's Grants Management Office.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 319C-2 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA) of 2013, Public Law 113-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Section 319C-2 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) of 2006, Public Law 109-417. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are limited up to 3 years. Budget periods are limited up to 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee is issued a Notice of Award, a legal document that informs the awardee that a grant award has been made. Awardee may draw down funds in advance of the incursion of an expenditure (up to three days) from the Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Recipients must report cash transaction data via the Payment Management System (PMS) using the cash transaction data elements captured on the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form (SF) 425.

Recipients will utilize the ?Transactions? section of SF425 in lieu of the SF272.

The FFR SF425 cash Transaction Report is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Semi-annual and year end progress reports are required.

ASPR requires cumulative financial reporting through consecutive funding periods on the SF269 FSR long form.

The FFR SF425 was designed to replace the Financial Status Report SF269 and the Federal Cash Transactions Report SF272 with one comprehensive financial reporting form.

Until HHS fully migrates to the SF425 FFR, recipients are still required to submit the SF269 Financial Status Report (FSR) semi-annually within 30 days after the first 6 month period and within 90 days of the budget period end date.

Grantees are required to submit final Financial Status Reports (SF-269).

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

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. A-133

Records

Awardees 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 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. More detailed information regarding retention requirements are provided in Title 45, CFR Part 92.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0140-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $150,000; FY 17 est $150,000; and FY 18 est $150,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range in FY 13: $270,000 - to $27,000,000. FY 13 Average: $5,351,000.

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

None.

Headquarters Office

Robert Scott Dugas , Hospital Preparedness Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, 200 C E Street, SW, Concourse C4K17, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: Robert.Dugas@hhs.gov Phone: (202) 245-0732

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

This is a formula grant program. The applicants must submit their application in accordance with fiscal year Funding Opportunity Announcement. The applications are reviewed and approved applications are processed immediately. Applications approved with conditions, require the applicant to resubmit supporting information within a prescribed time frame. Upon review and approval, the revised application can then be submitted to Grants Management for processing and issuing a notice of grant award.



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