Hospital Preparedness Program Grant

Program History
The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Grant is a federal source of funding provided to all states to assist hospitals and healthcare systems with further advancing their readiness status for any type of disaster that may impact communities. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal body who oversees and awards the HPP Grant. State health department have been awarded this grant for the past 19 years. 

In Louisiana, the Hospital Association assists and supports the state with distributing this federal award. In small and large-scale disasters where the health of citizens may be impacted and the medical infrastructure is overwhelmed, having resources and a network that is tested through plans, exercises and training to respond is most valuable.
EMS COVID-19 Supplemental Grant
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Congress has appropriated emergency supplemental funding to support the urgent preparedness and response needs of hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers on the front line of this pandemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded supplemental Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant funds to assist healthcare providers in these ongoing efforts. Recognizing the value of the EMS community, Louisiana has opted to provide additional funding to assist with the preparedness efforts of EMS providers as first-responders and medical transport agencies.