2008 Hospital Preparedness Program

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2008 Hospital Preparedness Program: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO), Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), requests applications for State and jurisdictional hospital preparedness cooperative agreements (CA), as authorized by section 319C-2 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) (P.L. 109-417). This authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award competitive grants or cooperative agreements to eligible entities to enable such entities to improve surge capacity and enhance community and hospital preparedness for public health emergencies. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, provides funding for these awards (P.L. 110-161).Surge capacity is defined as the ability of a healthcare system to adequately care for increased numbers of patients. In 2003, as a planning target HPP defined surge capacity for beds as 500 beds/million population. In 2006, the HPP also defined surge capability as the ability of healthcare systems to treat the unusual or highly specialized medical needs produced as a result of surge capacity. The HPP started to lay out a series of capabilities that all healthcare organizations participating in this program must possess and this funding opportunity announcement continues to clarify those capabilities.The majority of federal funds (ideally seventy-five percent or more) should be distributed to healthcare facilities. Healthcare facilities are defined broadly as any combination of the following: outpatient facilities and centers (e.g., behavioral health, substance abuse, urgent care), inpatient facilities and centers (e.g., trauma, state and federal veterans, long-term, children's, tribal), and other entities (e.g., poison control, emergency medical services, nursing).The activities and funding provided through the CA are for the purposes of exercising and improving preparedness plans for all hazards including pandemic influenza.The awardee should work with all potential sub-awardees to develop activities that clearly integrate and enhance preparedness activities with the overall effect of making healthcare systems function in more efficient, resilient, and coordinated manners.Awardees are reminded that these funds are to be used to supplement and develop not supplant current resources supporting healthcare preparedness.
Federal Grant Title: 2008 Hospital Preparedness Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Public Health and Science
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: EP-U3R-08-025
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.889
CFDA Descriptions: National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2008 Refer to the grant announcement rega
Posted Date: May 19, 2008
Creation Date: May 20, 2008
Archive Date: Jul 30, 2008
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $32,625,884
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $273,894
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants for this announcement are limited to those previously funded under the Hospital Preparedness Program: . 50 States, the District of Columbia, the three metropolitan areas of New York City, Los Angeles County, and Chicago; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands; the Federated States of Micronesia; and the Republic of Palau and the Marshall Islands. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to a broad range of healthcare partners to participate in the program. Healthcare partners include and are not limited to hospitals, outpatient facilities, community health centers, poison control centers, nursing homes, urgent care centers, tribal health facilities, EMS and other healthcare partners. These entities should work directly with the appropriate State health departments regarding participation in the program. To the extent that such facilities apply for State funding and provide requisite documentation, the State could award funding based on appropriate State law and procedures. (Note: For the purposes of this funding opportunity, the use of the term "State" may include the State, municipality, or associated territory for which a grant is received).
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