Emergency Services, Health and Nutrition
State or Federal?
This CDC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) seeks to enhance the nation’s ability to rapidly mobilize, surge, and respond to a public health emergency (PHE) identified by CDC. This NOFO is intended to establish a new roster of approved but unfunded (ABU) public health departments that may receive rapid funding by CDC to respond to a PHE of such magnitude, complexity, or significance that they would have an overwhelming impact upon, and exceed resources available to, the jurisdictions. CDC will use this ABU list for emergencies that require federal support to effectively respond to, manage, and address identified public health threats.

Upon occurrence of a particular PHE, CDC can rapidly fund specific applicants to accelerate public health crisis response activities such as coordinating emergency operations, hire surge staffing, and conduct needs assessments to determine the resources needed to address the specific public health crisis. The NOFO also provides funding for specialized public health emergency response activities tailored to the particular public health crisis.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, State Government
Eligibility Notes
The eligible applicants to receive funding are limited to governmental public health departments that are constitutionally empowered to protect the health and welfare of their respective communities. Eligible applicants must have functional public health emergency management programs, legal authority, and already existing public health emergency management capacity, thus they are pre-positioned to act expeditiously to meet the requirements of this cooperative agreement.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Nov 30, 2018
Due Date Notes
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Most Recent RFP Release Date
Oct 10, 2018
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Additional Notes
From the NOFO: It is not possible to approximate an amount of funding due to the nature of this NOFO (i.e., the intent to establish a quick funding mechanism for pre-approved recipients faced with a public health emergency or imminent threat).
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