House Adopts MISSION Zero Funding in FY2021 Appropriations Legislation
On July 31, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7617, the consolidated appropriations act that included Fiscal Year 2021 (FY2021) funding for HHS. Included in this legislation is $11.5 million to fund the MISSION Zero Act grant program. Authorized by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation (PAHPAI) Act, the grant program would assist civilian trauma centers in partnering with military trauma professionals to create a pathway to provide patients with the highest quality of trauma care in times of both peace and war.
House appropriators also included report language encouraging the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to support MISSION Zero efforts by pursuing “partnerships between military and civilian trauma care providers to ensure trauma care readiness by integrating military trauma care providers into civilian trauma centers.”