The U.S. is experiencing an outbreak of mpox. At this time, HRSA does not have additional funding to support health centers to respond to mpox needs among their patients and other residents of their service area who may seek health center services. To the extent feasible given other primary care and COVID-19 related needs, health centers may use their existing H80 and American Rescue Plan COVID-19 grant funding to support mpox testing and treatment, vaccine administration costs for uninsured patients, as well as additional capacity necessary to address urgent and emergent needs related to the mpox virus.
Response to Hurricanes
Weather and Safety
- Disasters and Emergencies
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on staying safe after a natural disaster
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Information
- National Weather Service provides the latest forecasts, maps, and imagery
Health centers have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 public health emergency. HRSA is working to keep health centers and Health Center Program partners updated on the latest information about the pandemic. Visit COVID-19 Information for Health Centers and Partners for guidance and resources.
General Resources for Emergencies
Health centers play a critical role in providing continuity of care to support communities during and after natural or man-made emergencies in the United States and its territories. Emergencies also affect health center operations.
- Need to request a change in scope of project to add a temporary site? View Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2020-05: Requesting a Change in Scope to Add Temporary Service Sites in Response to Emergency Events (PDF - 266 KB). Use the BPHC Contact Form for specific questions regarding your grant and scope of project.
- Following a public health emergency declaration by the HHS Secretary, HRSA may allow eligible entities in affected states to immediately enroll in the 340B Drug Program. Updated information will be provided on the 340B Drug Pricing Program website.
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
- FTCA Resources
- FTCA Health Center Policy Manual (PDF - 406 KB)
- PAL 2017-07: Temporary Privileging of Clinical Providers in Emergency Situations (PDF - 286 KB)
- PAL 2020-05: Requesting a Change in Scope to Add Temporary Service Sites in Response to Emergency Events (PDF - 266 KB)
- PAL 2021-02: Volunteer Health Professional FTCA Deeming Sponsorship Application Instructions (PDF - 222 KB)
- CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
- HRSA Emergency Preparedness & Continuity of Operations resources
The BPHC Contact Form allows you to submit all of your questions and needs for support to BPHC through one centralized location. You can also connect with BPHC via phone through Health Center Program Support: 1-877-464-4772, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).