ASPR recognizes that the full capacity for health care preparedness and response 2017-2022 will not be achieved solely through the means made available to PPH beneficiaries and sub-recipients (including HCHC and health organizations) under the HPP Cooperation Agreement. This FOA describes asSP`s expectations and priorities and lists performance indicators for assessing the progress made by HPP beneficiaries and sub-recipients in capacity development. Overall, the objective of the HPP cooperation agreement is to develop health care capacity through the maintenance and growth of strong CCCs. To promote the preparedness of all hazards and national health security, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) establish the administrative and programmatic aspects of the ASPR-Preparedness (HPP) program and the CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP). This funding opportunity announcement describes the ASPR and CDC conditions of the award, the overall objective of the HPP and PHEP programs, and strategies for achieving program results. The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) provides eligible states, territories and municipalities with management and funding opportunities through grants and cooperation agreements to improve the health system`s ability to plan and respond to medical surge events. The PPH supports regional cooperation in health preparedness and response by encouraging the development and maintenance of health coalitions, which are groups of health organizations and response organizations working together to plan for disasters and emergencies. The 2012-2017 HPP-PHEP cooperation programme aims to provide technical assistance and resources to help public, local, territorial and tribal health services/organizations and health systems/organizations demonstrate measurable and sustainable progress in building public health and health care preparedness capabilities that foster prepared and resilient communities.