The primary role of the Preparedness Grants Management Branch (PGMB) is the administration of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) CDC/ASPR Cooperative Agreement. This includes monitoring the use of federal grant and state funds and the development and implementation of public health preparedness efforts through local and regional partners and contractors. The PGMB works closely with the DSHS Contract Management Unit and the Contract Oversight and Support Unit to ensure contractor compliance with funding and performance measurements.
The PGMB maintains a relationship with federal grant sources and local contractors to include local health departments, health service regions, and regional advisory councils and/or other HPP contractors.
The PGMB serves as the foundation for the Community Preparedness Section, tying all three branches together through the work plans created by the PHEP and HPP grants. Within the PGMB, the PHEP and HPP teams work directly with the local and regional health departments and contractors to provide technical assistance as needed. The Quality Assurance team conducts desk audits and site visits to monitor programmatic activities outlined in the HPP and PHEP contracts. QA evaluations determine progress toward the achievement of goals, outcomes, performance measures, critical tasks, and activities detailed in the contractor’s preparedness work plan, and facilitate the identified need and/or request for technical assistance.
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)