Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

To provide States with the resources to improve the health status of the population of each grantee by: (A) conducting activities leading to the accomplishment of the most current Healthy People objectives for the nation; (B) rapidly responding to emerging health threats; (C) providing emergency medical
services excluding most equipment purchases; (D) providing services for sex offense victims including prevention activities; and (E) coordinating related administration, education, monitoring and evaluation activities.

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
Health, Ohio Department Of $ 7,065,088   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health, Washington State Department Of $ 1,560,070   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health, Virginia Department Of $ 3,176,750   2018-10-012020-09-30
Public Health, Iowa Department Of $ 1,714,606   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health Services, Wisconsin Department Of $ 3,053,220   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health, North Dakota Department Of $ 398,728   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health, Mississippi State Department Of $ 2,277,686   2018-10-012020-09-30
Public Health, Alabama Department Of $ 2,479,433   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health And Human Services, Nebraska Department Of $ 2,572,297   2018-10-012020-09-30
Public Health, Illinois Department Of $ 3,481,304   2018-10-012020-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No data available. Fiscal Year 2017: No data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Except as described below, Block Grant funds may be used for preventive health service programs for: (A) Activities to achieve improvements in the health status of populations through achievement of the most current Healthy People health objectives for the nation; (B) preventive health service programs for the control of rodents and for community and school-based fluoridation programs; (C) feasibility studies and planning for emergency medical services systems and the establishment, expansion, and improvement of such systems; Funds may not be used to operate emergency medical services systems or to purchase more than 50 percent of the cost of communications equipment for such systems.(D) providing services to victims of sex offenses and prevention of sex offenses; (E) the establishment, operation, and coordination of effective and cost-efficient systems to reduce the prevalence of asthma and asthma related illnesses, especially among children; (F) related planning, administration, and educational activities; and (G) monitoring and evaluation activities related to (A) through (F).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Only State and U.S.

Pacific Territorial governments, the District of Columbia, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska are eligible for Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program with special attention to disparately affected populations.


Applications shall contain certification by the CEO of the State that the State has complied with provisions of and will meet the requirements of PHS Act, Title XIX, Section 1905, and Title XVII, Chapter 2 of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981. 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. Each State shall submit an application to the funding agency. Specific format is required, and forms are provided.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed for completeness and for compliance with legislative requirements. Award is made to the applicant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Oct 01, 2016 Applications will be accepted beginning on October 1 of the eligible fiscal year.


Public Health Service Act, as amended; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, Title XIX, Section 1905, Public Law 97-35, as amended; Preventive Health Amendments of 1984, Public Law 98-555; Health Omnibus Programs Extension Act of 1988, Public Law 100-607; Preventive Health Amendments of 1992, Public Law 102-531.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. About 3 weeks.


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

Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period; payments are made through the Electronic Transfer System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Each allotment is available for obligations over a 24-month period; payments are made through the Electronic Transfer System.

Post Assistance Requirements


Not Applicable.


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. Yearly audits required.


Each State must maintain records which are consistent with their State laws and requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 Estimate Not Available; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$21,258 to $7,026,219; $1,572,013. (Note: A formula based on fiscal year 1981 allocations to States is used for the annual basic grant allocation.).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 96 (Published in the Federal Register on July 6, 1982 and revised in the Federal Register, October 13, 1987).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Andrea Wooddall 2500 Century Pkwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Email: Phone: (404) 498-6792

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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