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Alaska to Receive $1.29 million of HHS $390.5 million to Improve Hospital Preparedness and Emergency Response

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--States, territories, and large metropolitan areas will receive grants totaling $390.5 million this month to help hospitals and other health care organizations strengthen the medical surge capability across the nation.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will provide the funds through the Hospital Preparedness Program. The grants enhance community resilience by increasing the ability of hospitals and healthcare facilities to respond to the public health and medical impacts of any emergency, such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or acts of terrorism.

All states, territories and the metro areas of New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles County and Washington, D.C., will receive the 2010 Hospital Preparedness grants. The funds will be used by state and local governments to boost the readiness of hospitals and other healthcare facilities in their jurisdictions by finalizing development or improving:

  • Interoperable communication systems
  • Systems to track available hospital beds
  • Advance registration of volunteer health professionals
  • Processes for hospital evacuations or sheltering-in-place
  • Processes for fatality management
  • Strengthening health care partnerships at the community level
  • Strengthen hospital participation in statewide and regional exercise programs.
The 2010 awards are as follows:



State/City/US Territory






Total Funding FY 10

Alabama




$5,959,171 Alaska




$1,295,371 Arizona




$7,819,583 Arkansas




$3,836,580 California




$31,967,442 City of Chicago




$3,874,144 Colorado




$6,142,385 Connecticut




$4,660,301 Delaware




$1,513,099 District of Columbia




$1,682,835 Florida




$21,973,177 Georgia




$11,615,246 Hawaii




$2,025,920 Idaho




$2,240,733 Illinois




$12,357,745 Indiana




$7,994,316 Iowa




$4,039,814 Kansas




$3,781,030 Kentucky




$5,492,721 Los Angeles County




$12,308,636 Louisiana




$5,589,694 Maine




$2,068,743 Maryland




$7,166,017 Massachusetts




$8,141,119 Michigan




$12,483,796 Minnesota




$6,633,486 Mississippi




$3,954,888 Missouri




$7,435,455 Montana




$1,621,303 Nebraska




$2,599,056 Nevada




$3,462,259 New Hampshire




$2,060,815 New Jersey




$10,856,284 New Mexico




$2,820,161 New York




$13,666,210 New York City




$10,250,742 North Carolina




$11,012,906 North Dakota




$1,254,791 Ohio




$14,124,698 Oklahoma




$4,748,620 Oregon




$4,892,898 Pennsylvania




$15,267,347 Puerto Rico




$5,162,374 Rhode Island




$1,767,281 South Carolina




$5,629,437 South Dakota




$1,428,159 Tennessee




$7,668,219 Texas




$28,404,362 Utah




$3,526,992 Vermont




$1,240,595 Virginia




$9,572,306 Washington




$8,091,982 West Virginia




$2,658,572 Wisconsin




$7,095,720 Wyoming




$1,111,323 Guam (US)




$444,189 Virgin Islands (US)




$379,165 Federated States of Micronesia




$378,369 Northern Marianas Islands (US)




$340,367 American Samoa (US)




$318,662 Marshall Islands




$316,983 Palau




$273,406 Grand Total






$390,500,000







The grant cycle aligns with the state fiscal year of July 1 - June 30.

The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act requires accountability of the use of the Hospital Preparedness Program funds. These funds can be withheld from awardees if they fail to meet established state-level performance measures.

For more information on the Hospital Preparedness Program grants, go to: http://www.phe.gov/preparedness/planning/hpp/pages/default.aspx.

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