CDC Grant Opportunity – Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities

The CDC is awarding a total of $145 million in supplemental funding to the current 62 Public
Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement awardees to support accelerated Ebola public health preparedness planning and response. The Ebola supplemental funding budget period and project period are 18 months: April 1, 2015,through September 30, 2016.

This funding is intended to support the nation’s public health system and to assure readiness
and response capability to respond effectively to Ebola virus disease (EVD) within the
community. Funds are intended to accelerate state, local, territorial, and tribal public health
planning to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from Ebola within the 62 state, local,
and territorial public health agencies currently funded by CDC’s Public Health Emergency
Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement program. Awardees may also receive other
federal funds for EVD preparedness and response; however these PHEP supplemental funds
are intended to specifically support the public health sector’s preparedness planning and
response activities and to support public health’s ability to collaborate with other necessary
response partners including but not limited to emergency medical services (EMS), emergency
management, environmental health, waste management, and the healthcare system.

View the grant details and application information. You can download the application requirements and a more detailed overview under the “Full Announcement” tab on this page.

As we just learned about this grant and see that the window is tight to submit applications, we wanted to make folks aware of this opportunity. We have worked with customers in the past who have themselves applied for grants that we would be happy to connect you with as a resource. If you are already in the process of applying for this grant or are planning on doing so, we would be happy to take a look to see if it makes sense to add FirstWatch into your application as a way to procure this grant, or our FirstWatch system.