HHS readiness grants: more for public health, less for hospitals

July 1, 2014
by Robert Roos

The amount includes $611.75 million for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) program, up by $25.75 million from last year's sum of $584 million. The money goes to state, local, territorial, and four metropolitan health departments.

The allocation for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) for fiscal year 2014 is $228.5 million, which is $103.5 million less than last year's $332 million. An official with the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), a nonprofit public health advocacy group, said the change reflects severe cuts enacted in the fiscal 2014 congressional appropriations process.

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