HHS Awards FY 2013 Public Health Preparedness Funds
On July 3, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $332 million in federal fiscal year (FY) 2013 awards for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP), and $584 million for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program. These grants are awarded to states, territories, and four local governments (the District of Columbia, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles County). Beginning in FY 2012, HPP and PHEP funds were consolidated into one funding opportunity announcement and awarded jointly. In FY 2013, HHS is focused on greater program alignment as well collaboration with other federal emergency preparedness programs, such as those administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).