PFA Host Site Eligibility

CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement recipients may apply to host a PFA for a three-year term assignment.

Agencies must meet the following requirements to apply to host a PFA:

  • Be one of the 62 direct recipients of the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement;
  • Develop a work plan that allows the PFA to gain experience in public health emergency preparedness and response;
  • Provide training and on-the-job work experiences suitable for entry-level public health assignees with at least two years of public health experience but who come to the assignment with potentially limited experience in public health emergency preparedness and response;
  • Support and encourage PFA professional development;
  • Provide the PFA with a supervisor who has prior supervisory experience; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to provide field staff with valuable work experience and specific emergency preparedness and response training.

In addition, selected host sites are required to sign a formal CDC agreement to detail, which covers the terms and conditions of the placement of CDC field staff.

States and Localities with Preparedness Field Assignees (PFA), 2019
Page last reviewed: January 29, 2019