Health & Human Services (HHS) in July awarded $352 million to states, territories and metropolitan areas for the Hospital Preparedness Program in fiscal 2012, and $619 million for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness program. HHS has been working to align the two programs to support complementary preparedness capabilities and performance measures. While they remain separate programs, they are now both administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and have the same application and grant cycle.

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