Instructions for 2023-2024 Project Request Applications

Funding requests are based on 4 fundamental Healthcare Capabilities outlined by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) also know as Healthcare Preparedness Program (HPP).  Each grant request must align with the capabilities to improve healthcare resilience in the TN Highland Rim Health Care Coalition area.

Each request is reviewed by committee to ensure representation is fair and in the best interest of the TNHRHCC community.  Requesters may be invited to present to the review committee for explanation of project details.  Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone. 

Please complete all questions in the application and if you need assistance feel free to contact:

Mac McCormick

Jana Tolleson 

Initial Grant Request period is 1 AUG 2023 through 29 SEPT 2023.
Executive Board will review on 3 OCT 2023. 

 Federal Grant Guidelines

 The four Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities are:

Capability 1: Foundation for Health Care and Medical Readiness
Goal of Capability 1: The community’s health care organizations and other stakeholders—coordinated through a sustainable HCC—have strong relationships, identify hazards and risks, and prioritize and address gaps through planning, training, exercising, and managing resources. 

Capability 2: Health Care and Medical Response Coordination
Goal of Capability 2: Health care organizations, the HCC, their jurisdiction(s), and the ESF-8 lead agency plan and collaborate to share and analyze information, manage and share resources, and coordinate strategies to deliver medical care to all populations during emergencies and planned events.

Capability 3: Continuity of Health Care Service Delivery
Goal of Capability 3: Health care organizations, with support from the HCC and the ESF-8 lead agency, provide uninterrupted, optimal medical care to all populations in the face of damaged or disabled health care infrastructure. Health care workers are well-trained, well-educated, and well-equipped to care for patients during emergencies. Simultaneous response and recovery operations result in a return to normal or, ideally, improved operations.

 Capability 4: Medical Surge
Goal of Capability 4: Health care organizations—including hospitals, EMS, and out-of-hospital providers—deliver timely and efficient care to their patients even when the demand for health care services exceeds available supply. The HCC, in collaboration with the ESF-8 lead agency, coordinates information and available resources for its members to maintain conventional surge response. When an emergency overwhelms the HCC’s collective resources, the HCC supports the health care delivery system’s transition to contingency and crisis surge response and promotes a timely return to conventional standards of care as soon as possible.
Please complete all questions in the application and if you need assistance feel free to contact the coordinators.