Public Health Emergency Preparedness


Program Purpose

To protect the health of Kansans through efforts to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, infectious disease, terrorism, and mass casualty emergencies.


Eligible Applicants

Funding for the Preparedness Program is contingent upon the receipt of adequate funding by KDHE through federal grants. Each health department receives a base award amount and then additional funding based on population. Approximate funding allocations for preparedness will not be known until late spring/early summer with final award amounts being designated by July 1. Participating local health departments will receive a 25% advanced payment at the beginning of the grant year.


In the event that the local health department is unable to expend all of the funds allocated, the Fiscal Agent shall notify KDHE in writing of the amount of unspent funds. KDHE may request a refund of unspent funds at the end of the grant period.


Program Details

All Preparedness grant documents may be found at


Program contact listing may be found at


To Request Funds/Apply

To apply for funding, fill out an application in Catalyst ( For grantees receiving funding in SFY15, the program administrator will receive a Catalyst user name and password in advance. If the program administrator has not yet received a username and password, contact the Catalyst Operations Support Team (


New applicants can request to be set up in Catalyst and receive a username and password by contacting:


Before starting your application, please complete the following training courses on Kansas TRAIN (

  • Catalyst Training 1: Catalyst Navigation (Course #1054439)
  • Catalyst Training 2: Application Process Overview in Catalyst (Course #1054483)
  • Catalyst Training 3: Application Management in Catalyst (Course #1054567)
  • Catalyst Training 4: Applying for Funding Announcement(s) in Catalyst (Course #1054672)

Applications are available on January 15, 2015 and are due on March 16, 2015.


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