Health Care and Public Health (HPH) Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO)

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to build the capacity of an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) to share information bi-directionally with the Health and Public Health (HPH) sector and HHS about cyber threats and provide outreach and education surrounding cybersecurity awareness.

Under this FAO, the awardee will access Federal resources to develop the infrastructure and sector-specific expertise needed to function as a health care specific information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO).

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. $ 150,000   2016-09-262021-09-25
Nh-isac, Inc. $ 250,000   2016-09-262021-09-25
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$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Contracts, Subgrant, Personnel.

Funds under this announcement cannot be used for the following purposes: ? To supplant or replace current public or private funding. ? To supplant on-going or usual activities of any organization involved in the project. ? To purchase or improve land, or to purchase, construct, or make permanent improvements to any building. ? To reimburse pre-award costs.

FY 16 ONC Appropriations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding, the entity needs to be performing some of the functions of an Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations (i.e., currently sharing information bi-directionally with the Health and Public Health (HPH) sector or sectors about cyber threats and providing outreach and education surrounding cybersecurity awareness) and possess the capacity to expand.

Beneficiary Eligibility

As health care delivery impacts everyone, the beneficiary eligibility includes all of the listed groups as provided in the reference manual.

Credentials/Documentation

Organization must be currently functioning as a cybersecurity information sharing organization. 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.

Award Procedures

Awarding agency will issue the FOA for a 60-day window. At the end of the 60-day application period, the awarding agency will review all applications over a 30- day window. The award review process will include award review panels comprised of subject matter experts and at least one federal employee. The awarding agency will inform all applicants in writing the status of their application (awarded, not awarded). Applicant awardees will be provided with the terms and conditions of their award, and will commence working with the awarding agency to implement. If the awardee is a collaborative (primary applicant with subawardees), all awardees will be subject to the terms and conditions of the award; however, the primary awardee will be responsible for all deliverables and reports, including financial reports. The awarding agency will provide oversight of the awards, including but not limited to quarterly reporting. These awards will be issued as Cooperative Agreements and it is the expectation of the awarding agency that the awardees work together in carrying out the activities contemplated in the agreement.

Deadlines

Aug 08, 2016 The FOA will had an open application period of 30 days. FOA Release Date: July 20, 2016 FOA Application Close Date: August 19, 2016.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-113, Division H, Title II.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

The awarding agency may issue a 30-day rework period should the majority of the FOA applicants fail to submit the required objectives as described in the FOA SOW. There will be no appeals process for this program.

Renewals

Renewals may be available if the applicant is able to successfully show progress towards achieving specified goals.

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

Assistance will be made available for the 5 year period of performance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.

Semi Annual Federal Cash Transaction Reports are required to be submitting to the Office of Procurement and Grants, as well as quarterly cash transaction reports.

Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.

Yes, expenditure reports will be required as a part of awardee?s quarterly progress reports, as well as a final financial and reconciliation report of award expenditures as part of the program close-out report.

Awardees will be required to submit quarterly progress reports, as well as a program close-out report that should include lessons learned.

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.

Records

Awardees will be required to maintain all award related documents, including but not limited to project plans, testing procedures and results, expenditures, and contracts and agreements (proprietary information may be redacted). All program-related records are required to be maintained for no less than 3-years following the official close-out date of the program.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0130-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR Part 75

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Carmel Halloun 330 C Street SW, Washington , District of Columbia 20201 Email: carmel.halloun@hhs.gov Phone: 2027202919

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be reviewed by a review panel comprised of no less than one (1) federal employees and subject matter experts (non-federal employees). Each proposal will receive a score based on strength and merit of their proposals, their ability to meet the scope of their proposed projects and the identified outcomes and objectives, and their use case. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to, meeting the scope of work requirements, addressing an selected priority area, selection of no less than three (3) domains, the use of standards to advance interoperability, their evaluation and measurement plan, estimated cost of their proposal, if the applicants are leveraging partnerships, and other criteria yet to be determined.


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