The Zika Health Care Services Program

The purpose of the Round One and Round Two Funding Opportunities of ?The Zika Health Care Services Program? is to support prevention activities and treatment services for men, women, including pregnant women, and children adversely or potentially impacted by the Zika virus.

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

Funds will be available for services related to family planning, screening and diagnosis, medical care, case management and treatment, and enhancing provider capacity and capability in the territories and state with active or local Zika transmission.

Funds cannot be used for costs that are covered by private health insurance.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The funds appropriated by P.L.

114-223 are available for states, territories, tribes or tribal organizations with active or local transmission of the Zika virus, as confirmed by the CDC.

Active transmission refers to geographic areas for intervention and issuance of travel guidance in a setting where local Zika virus transmission is occurring.

Local transmission of Zika virus means that mosquitoes in the area have been infected with Zika virus and can spread it to people.

As of October 12, 2016, the CDC had reported that areas with active or local transmission of the Zika virus were American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S.

Virgin Islands, and Florida.

For the single source emergency Round One Funding Opportunity, these were the only territories and state eligible to receive funding as authorized under the legislation.

Within these three territories and state, this single source emergency Round One Funding Opportunity was available to the territory and state health departments.

As of the single source emergency Round Two Funding Opportunity close date (both deadlines), only one additional state was eligible, Texas.

Within the state of Texas, only the state health department was eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, Intrastate, Local, Sponsored Organization, Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization, Other Public Institution/organization, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, U.S. territory/possession, individual/family, Specialized group, Small business, Private organization, Profit organization, Quasi-public nonprofit organization, Other private institution/organization, Anyone/general public, Health professional, Infant, Low Income, Welfare Recipient, Unemployed.


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. Applicant materials will be available for download at At, the Zika Health Care Services program will be able to download a copy of the application packet, complete it off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the website.

Award Procedures

If successful, Applicant will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) signed and dated by the HHS Grants Management Officer. The NoA is the document authorizing the grant award and will be issued to the applicant as listed on the SF-424 and available to the organization through the online grants management system used by CMS and awardee organizations. Any communication between HHS and Applicant prior to issuance of the NoA is not an authorization to begin performance of a project. If unsuccessful, Applicant will be notified by letter, sent electronically or through the U.S. Postal Service to the address as listed on its SF-424, within 30 days of the award date.


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


The Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund in the Zika Response and Preparedness Act (P.L. 114-223).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 30-45 days.




Not Applicable.

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

Thirty-six months (3 years) from the date of award with 12 month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly progress reports which provide an update of goals/activities to date; the annual Federal Financial Report (FFR) which is used to report cash transaction data, expenditures, any program income generated (if applicable); quarterly FFRs to both the Payment Management System and Grants Solutions; and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006.

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Quarterly progress reports will be used to monitor performance.


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.


Daily attendance records, personnel records, property and equipment records.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $75,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,100,000 - $60,600,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Elizabeth Garbarczyk 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 , Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Email: Phone: 410-786-0426

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The review process will include the following: ? Applicant will receive a score of up to 100 points. The objective review panel may include federal reviewers and/or non-federal reviewers. ? The result of the objective review of the application will be used in conjunction with the other factors noted in the FOA to determine the technical merit of the application and advise the approving HHS official. The final award decision will be made by a HHS program official. In making this decision, the HHS program official will take into consideration: reviews for programmatic and grants management compliance; pre-award business and risk assessment review (see below for additional information); the reasonableness of the estimated cost to the government and anticipated results; and the likelihood the proposed cost will result in the benefits expected. ? As noted in 45 CFR Part 75, CMS will do a review of risks posed by Applicant prior to award. In evaluating risks posed by Applicant, CMS will consider the below factors as part of the risk assessment (applicant should review the factors in their entirety at bin/retrieveECFR?gp=1&SID=30572eb720fd047981e26dcf89370678&ty=HTML&h =L&r=PART&n=pt45.1.75#se45.1.75_1205: i. Financial stability; ii. Quality of management systems and ability to meet the management standards prescribed in 45 CFR Part 75; iii. History of performance (including, for prior recipients of Federal awards: timeliness of compliance with applicable reporting requirements, conformance to the terms and conditions of previous federal awards, extent to which previously awarded amounts will be expended prior to future awards); iv. Reports and findings from audits performed under Subpart F of 45 CFR Part 75 and findings of any other available audits; and v. Applicant?s ability to effectively implement statutory, regulatory, and other requirements imposed on non-federal entities. ? If successful, Applicant will receive one cooperative agreement award. ? If unsuccessful, Applicant will be advised by letter or electronic mail (sent to the individual signing on behalf of the organization) that the application will not be held for further consideration or be funded.

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