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Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreements

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, the PHEP cooperative agreement has provided nearly $9 billion to public health departments across the nation to upgrade their ability to effectively respond to a range of public health threats, including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. Preparedness activities funded by the PHEP cooperative agreement are targeted specifically for the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.

In response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, CDC also administered funding through the Public Health Emergency Response grant to upgrade state and local preparedness and response capacity during the pandemic. Recipients included the 62 PHEP awardees.

Guidance and Technical Assistance. In addition to funding, CDC provides annual guidance and technical assistance to assist state, territorial, and local health departments with their strategic planning to strengthen their public health preparedness capabilities. Technical assistance includes CDC public health expertise, standards for developing priority preparedness capabilities, and expertise for conducting exercises and meeting performance goals.

On-TRAC LogoCDC has developed the Online Technical Resource and Assistance Center (On-TRAC) to improve its technical assistance process for state and local medical countermeasure planning. On-TRAC provides web-based access to resources that support medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing.

State, local, tribal, and territorial public health professionals must be registered with CDC Join to access On-TRAC. Individuals who already have a CDC Join account with DSLR are automatically provided with access to On-TRAC, so there is no need to register. Individuals who have not yet registered can complete and submit the attached CDC Join registration form, making sure to check the On-TRAC box when completing and submitting the form.

Note: If you already have a CDC Join account with DSLR, you have automatically been provided with access to On-TRAC. If you need help with your CDC Join user name and/or password, contact CDC JOIN by email at CDCJOIN@cdc.gov.

2016 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 5

Funding Opportunity Announcement Continuation Guidance: CDC-RFA-TP12-120105CONT16

2015 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 4

Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-TP12-120102 Continuation Guidance

2014 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 3

Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-TP12-120102Continuation Guidance

2013 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 2

2012 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 1

2011 PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance/Budget Period 11

Public Health Emergency Response Grants (2004-2010)

Program Announcement AA154 - FY 2010 (Budget Period 10 Extension)

2009 Guidance/Budget Period 10

2008 Guidance/Budget Period 9

2007 Guidance/Budget Period 8

2006 Guidance/Budget Period 7

2005 Guidance/Budget Period 6

2004 Guidance/Budget Period 5

Notice & Documents

Appendices

PHEP efforts support the National Response Framework (NRF), which guides how the nation responds to all types of hazards including infectious disease outbreaks; natural disasters; biological, chemical, and radiological incidents; and explosions.

There are 62 PHEP cooperative agreement awardees:

  • All 50 states
  • Four major metropolitan areas (Chicago, Los Angeles County, New York City, and Washington, D.C.)
  • Eight U.S. territories and freely associated states (American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau).

National Standards for Public Health Preparedness Capabilities

	Photo of first responder being vaccinated To help public health departments with their strategic planning, CDC identified 15 public health preparedness capabilities to serve as national public health preparedness standards. State and local jurisdictions can use CDC's Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning to better organize their work and identify the capabilities they have the resources to build or sustain. These standards help ensure that federal preparedness funds are directed to priority areas within individual jurisdictions.

The 2011 PHEP cooperative agreement guidance assists PHEP awardees in demonstrating measurable and sustainable progress toward achieving the 15 public health preparedness capabilities and other activities that promote safer, more resilient communities.

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