On June 21, 2017, CDC www.cdc.gov posted a Notice for a Forecasted Funding Opportunity titled “Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response Public Health Crisis Response” (CDC-RFA-TP17-1703) https://www.grants.gov/custom/printForecastDetails.jsp. The funding notice is expected to be posted the beginning of August 2017 with applications expected to be awarded December 5, 2017. Program funding is estimated to be $345,000,000.
CDC seeks to improve the nation’s ability to rapidly mobilize and respond to specific public health emergencies which are not being completely helped with public health resources. CDC currently supports various programs such as the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) for Infectious Diseases that are cooperative agreements. This new anticipated funding will be used to complement these programs.
Eligible applicants can be state, county, Native American tribal, and/or city or township governments. Eligible applicants must have functional public health emergency management programs, legal authority, and already existing public health emergency management capacity.
Applicants will need to address how they plan to strengthen incident management for crisis response including but not limited to emergency operations center activation, staffing contracts, needs assessment, accelerated planning, call center activation, how to strengthen jurisdictional recovery efforts, and ways to plan on how to tackle a specific emergency.