Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement is a critical source of funding for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, the PHEP cooperative agreement has provided assistance to public health departments across the nation. This helps health departments build and strengthen their abilities 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 specifically target the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable.
Guidance and Technical Assistance
CDC’s experience and public health expertise helps U.S. communities prepare for, withstand, and recover from emergencies. CDC provides annual guidance, technical assistance, and a range of resources to assist health departments with their strategic planning to strengthen their public health preparedness capabilities.
Guidance: CDC provides annual evidence-based guidance to ensure state, local, and territorial jurisdictions have the most current information to better protect their communities.
Technical Assistance: CDC’s expertise includes the operational know-how to ensure public health departments are ready to respond.
Resources: CDC provides public health departments with staffing support, advice, tools and the latest information to improve readiness. Resources include preparedness field staff, the monthly PHEP Connects webinar series.
CDC places preparedness staff across the nation to support state and local health departments. Having trained and dedicated staff who provide direct technical assistance and other CDC support is critical to ensuring health departments are prepared to protect the health of their communities. Preparedness field staff provide boots-on-the-ground support and connect CDC with health departments.
CDC experts and preparedness planners from around the country share up-to-date information, resources, and promising practices on a range of public health preparedness and response topics. The webinar series is open to state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) public health preparedness planners and others interested in learning more about public health emergency management.
CDC developed the Online Technical Resource and Assistance Center (On-TRAC) to provide state and local public health departments a secure, user-friendly platform for requesting technical assistance. Learn more about On-TRAC.
PHEP Cooperative Agreement Guidance
- COVID-19 Effects PHEP BP3 Requirements [PDF – 264 KB] UPDATED
- PHEP BP3 At-A-Glance Program Requirements [PDF – 194 KB] UPDATED
- PHEP BP3 Reporting Requirements and ORR Implementation – April 2022 [PDF – 209 KB] UPDATED
- PHEP BP3 Operational Timeline – April 2022 [PDF – 330 KB] UPDATED
- PHEP ORR Reporting and Tracking System (PORTS) Application NEW
- PHEP BP3 Continuation Guidance
- PHEP ORR Guidance March 2022
- February 2, 2022_Special PHEP Connects Webinar NEW
- February 23, 2022_Special PHEP Connects Webinar NEW
- March 16, 2022 Special PHEP Connects Webinar [PDF – 1 MB] NEW
- Updated: PHEP BP2 At-A-Glance Program Requirement Updates
- COVID-19 Effects on PHEP BP2 Requirements
- PHEP BP2 Operational Timeline
- Joint HPP-PHEP Recipient Business Meeting
- Match Maintenance of Efforts Requirements
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Budget Period 2 Application Deadline Amendment
- PHEP BP2 Continuation Guidance
- PHEP BP2 (Fiscal Year 2020) Funding Table
- PHEP BP2 Continuation Guidance – Fast Facts
- PHEP BP2 Modifications for Territories
- PHEP BP2 LRN-B Requirements
- PHEP BP2 LRN-C Requirements
- PHEP BP2 Application and Amendment Instructions
- PHEP BP2 Q&A – January 2020
Notice of Funding Opportunity CDC-RFA-TP19-1901
- PHEP Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-TP19-1901
- PHEP Budget Period 1 (Fiscal Year 2019) Funding Table
- At-a-Glance: Updates to CDC PHEP Budget Period 1 Requirements New
- FAQs on COVID-19 Effects on PHEP Requirements Updated
- Operational Readiness Review Guidance
- PHEP NOFO Exercise Requirements
- 2019-2024 PHEP NOFO – Fast Facts
- 2019-2024 PHEP NOFO Logic Model
- PHEP Budget Period 1 Reporting Requirements Overview Updated
- PHEP Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan Optional Template
- PHEP Notice of Funding Opportunity Informational Call
- 2019-2024 PHEP NOFO Informational Call Questions & Answers
- PHEP Supplemental Guidance – Key Components for Poison Control Center Data Usage
- PHEP Supplemental Guidance – Requirement for Laboratory Response Network – Biological
- PHEP Supplemental Guidance – Requirement for Laboratory Response Network – Chemical
- PHEP Supplemental Guidance – Modified Requirements for U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands
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 recipients:
- 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).