Public Health Emergency - Leading a Nation Prepared
A committee of experts will review your application and evaluate it based on the components of your proposal, which are summarized below. For full details, please review the full Partnership for Disaster Health Response Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity and Application Instructions.
A funding priority is defined as the favorable adjustment of combined review scores of individually approved applications when applications meet specified criteria. This adjustment shall be up to a total of 5 possible points, with points assigned as listed below. Eligibility for the adjustment will be determined by ASPR staff and will be based on information included in the additional letters of support from the desired partners listed below:
Note: In the table provided in Attachment I of the
NOFO, please clearly signify which, if any, letters of support in the desired letters of support attachment should be taken into account when evaluating funding priorities and denote the name of each entity and the relevant page number within the application.
Statutory funding preferences are available to applicants. A funding preference is defined as the funding of a specific category or group of approved applications ahead of other categories or groups of approved application that do not carry a preference. Applicants receiving the preference will be placed in a more competitive position among applicants that can be funded. Applications that do not receive a funding preference will be given full and equitable consideration during the review process. Qualification for the preference will be determined by ASPR staff. To receive a funding preference, include a statement that you are eligible for a funding preference and identify and request the applicable preference, using the template provided in Attachment J of the
NOFO. Documentation must be enclosed or clearly signified as Funding Preference documentation in other components of the application. Funding preferences are available to qualified applicants that specifically request and demonstrate that they meet the criteria for the preference(s) as follows:
The partnership demonstrates how it will enhance coordination among the hospitals and designated trauma center and between other local health care facilities, including clinics, health centers, community health centers, primary care facilities, mental health centers, mobile medical assets, or long-term care facilities, and includes a significant percentage (greater than 51 percent) of the hospitals and health care facilities within the geographic area served by such partnership. This qualification may be demonstrated, for example, by the submission of letters of support from a majority or all of the health care coalition leaders [or point of contact (POC)] in the state and/or by the inclusion of documentation to show the applicant has existing partnerships with these facilities through other means. Applicants must provide enough documentation for ASPR staff to easily discern the percentage of hospitals and health care facilities included in the partnership to be considered for this statutory preference.
The partnership includes facilities participating in the National Disaster Medical System. These hospitals must be clearly identified as NDMS participating facilities in the application and in their submitted letters of support (if applicable).
Partnerships are in a geographic area that faces a high degree of risk. This should be based on the most recent state Joint Risk Assessment (within the last five years), which must be enclosed to be considered for this statutory preference.
Application clearly demonstrates a significant need for funds to achieve the medical preparedness goals described in this guidance. Applications should clearly delineate whether the partnership receives funds from the Hospital Preparedness Program, CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness grants, or other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants and how these funds will be used to complement and/or leverage other preparedness funding for partnership activities.
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