The Preparedness Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) held its monthly call on January 14. NACCHO’s Chief of Government Affairs kicked off the meeting with an update on the FY2015 spending bill passed by Congress in December and supplemental Ebola funding. The PPAG also reviewed and provided feedback on an updated smallpox medical countermeasures policy statement. In addition, PPAG members discussed potential topics for a Policy Town Hall at the 2015 Preparedness Summit. Lastly, a representative from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) gave a presentation discussing federal efforts and engagement with local partners on health and social services recovery in the context of the National Disaster Response Framework. The next PPAG call will take place on February 11.