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ASPR HPP Weekly Update: June 22, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
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FY 2020/Budget Period 2 HPP Cooperative Agreement

FY 2020/BP2 Continuation Application Process and Application Deadline

All HPP recipients must submit the remaining components of the FY 2020/BP2 continuation application package no later than Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. They include the:

  • SF 424B Assurances for Non-Construction Programs
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities;
  • Progress Update for FY 2019/Budget Period 1 (Please print the “Progress Update Report” from PERFORMS and include as an attachment for this component.)
  • Project Narrative
  • Detailed FY 2020/Budget Period 2 Work Plan (Please print the “Capability Work Plan Report” from PERFORMS and include as attachment for this component.)
  • Budget Narrative (Please print the “Budget Justification Report” and “Budget Detail Report” from PERFORMS and include as attachments for this component.)
  • Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
  • MYTEP – joint HPP/PHEP plan
  • EMSC support letter
  • HCC Sub-recipient scope of work
  • HPP Organizational Chart

Optional attachments:

  • Bona Fide Agent Status Documentation, if applicable
  • (Revised) Recipient Level Direct Costs (RLDC) Waiver Request Letters of Support, if applicable
  • Isolated Hospital Classification Request, if applicable
  • Inventory Management Protocol, if applicable


Recipients must submit their application documents in a Grant Note via Please contact your assigned ASPR grants management specialist for assistance and questions regarding the submission of the FY 2020/BP2 non-competing continuation application in GrantSolutions. ASPR expects to issue FY 2020/BP2 awards by July 1, as scheduled.

All awards will be subject to the general terms and conditions, budget conditions, and special programmatic terms and conditions following the review of the continuation applications.


CDC Provides Contact Tracing Resources

CDC has released the following new resources for contact tracing.   


CDC Releases COVID-19 Testing Guidance for Congregate and Critical Infrastructure Settings

CDC continues to provide new guidance and update existing guidance for specific congregate and critical infrastructure settings. On June 13, CDC updated Interim SARS-CoV-2 Testing Guidelines for Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Personnel and posted the Testing Strategy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in High-Density Critical Infrastructure Workplaces after a COVID-19 Case Is Identified.  


CDC COVID-19 One Health Toolkit for Animals Addresses Companion Animals with SARS-CoV-2

CDC’s COVID-19 One Health Toolkit provides recommendations for public health and animal health officials managing companion animals infected with SARS-CoV-2. State officials can reach the CDC COVID-19 One Health Working Group to schedule a consultation by emailing or by calling CDC’s Emergency Operations Center 24/7 at 770-488-7100. State officials should identify themselves as a state public health veterinarian or a state animal health official and ask to speak to the on-call member of the CDC COVID-19 One Health Working Group. 


COVID-19 Health Department Resources Available in Online Repository

CDC has posted on its COVID-19 website a searchable database of state, territorial, local, and tribal COVID-19 resources. Users can search thousands of COVID-19 resources by: 

  •  - State and territory or health department
  •  - Language, such as English, Spanish, Tagalog, Arabic, French, Chinese, and others
  •  - File type, such as PDF, document, or spreadsheet
  •  - Key word or phrase


NETEC COVID-19 Webinar Series

With the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic, NETEC is committed to providing facilities with the tools to educate health care workers and share preparedness best practices.

In this webinar series, NETEC will highlight subject matter experts who have been immersed in the many challenges and topics around COVID-19. Please find all previous recordings and upcoming events here.

Upcoming NETEC training opportunities this week:

Resiliency: Riding the Wave of COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Registration information


COVID-19 Clinical Rounds: A Peer to Peer Virtual Community of Practice

COVID-19 Clinical Rounds are resource webinars intended for consultant physicians involved in critical care practice, fellows, residents, pharmacists, nursing staff, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, & allied health staff. 

Upcoming Clinical Rounds training opportunities this week:

Critical Care: Building a COVID-19 Hospital
Tuesday, June 23, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Registration and connection information

Emergency Department: COVID-19 and Protests
Thursday, June 25, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Registration and connection information

All previous recordings can also be found on the Project Echo HHS ASPR Clinical Rounds website.


First Responder Resiliency TeleECHO Program

The First Responder Resiliency ECHO is aimed at increasing self-care and resiliency in crisis. Led by a team of subject matter experts including internationally acknowledged disaster psychologist, Dr. George Everly, and Dr. Jeff Katzman, a leading expert in trauma and resiliency, this interdisciplinary team's expertise includes: Critical Incidence Trauma Care, Psychiatry, Emergency and Pre-hospital Medicine, Law Enforcement Mental Health, and Pastoral Care.

These sessions are held every Monday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Registration and connection information


CDC Online Resources

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: June 19, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Case Surveillance — United States, January 22–May 30, 2020

Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization Among Patients with COVID-19 — Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, March – April 2020

Public Attitudes, Behaviors, and Beliefs Related to COVID-19, Stay-at-Home Orders, Nonessential Business Closures, and Public Health Guidance — United States, New York City, and Los Angeles, May 5–12, 2020


COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Updated Considerations for Travelers—Coronavirus in the US



The new issue of the ASPR TRACIE Express highlights new resources from ASPR TRACIE and reminders for upcoming COVID-19 Clinical Rounds Peer-to-Peer Virtual Communities of Practice. 


Healthcare System Considerations for Resumption of Services during COVID-19

This resource highlights interrelated issues for the health care system to consider as they address their current status, restore services that have been curbed, maintain readiness for potential future waves of COVID-19 patients, and adapt to improve their operations based on lessons learned.


Experiences from the Field: Civil Unrest During a Pandemic

In this article on Civil Unrest During a Pandemic: Notes from Minneapolis, Dr. John Hick and Seth Jones from Hennepin Healthcare (MN) discussed how days of civil unrest affected hospital components, including the existing COVID-19 response. For additional information, please see the related ASPR TRACIE TA response which provides resources related to protecting community hospitals and providing patient care during civil unrest. 


Experiences from the Field: The Federal ACS Experience in New York City

Federal staff who worked in the alternate care site (ACS) located in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center share their experiences and lessons learned in this new ASPR TRACIE article. For more resources, visit the ASPR TRACIE COVID-19 ACS Resource page.

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