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Tracey Trautman

Deputy Assistant Secretary and
Director, Office of Administration
HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response

Tracey Trautman
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Tracey Trautman is the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Admi​nistration (OA) within the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Her responsibilities include oversight and management of all administrative functions within the ASPR including human capital, budget and finance, contracting and grants, information technology, and facilities.

Prior to her position at ASPR, Tracey served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM) at the Health Resources Services Administration within HHS. In this role, she provided leadership and accountability for over 13,000 open and active grants totaling over $18 billion dollars in Fiscal Year 2021. She was responsible for strategic leadership of OFAM’s four operational divisions, which included grants management services, independent review of grant applications, grants policy work, and financial integrity and auditing functions.

Before coming to HHS, Tracey served as Principal Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, she provided oversight for all grants management activity within BJA, including policy development, application review, award processing, direct liaison with grantees, performance measurement and programmatic grant monitoring. These programs represented focus areas across the criminal justice enterprise including law enforcement, forensics, crime victims, corrections, and technology initiatives. She also served as the Designated Federal Official for the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global), which is a standards-based electronic information exchange to provide the justice community with timely, accurate, complete, and accessible information in a secure and trusted environment.

Prior to her position at the DOJ, she worked at the Department of Homeland Security’s Grant Programs Directorate within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the Deputy Assistant Administrator, with responsibility for the oversight of all programmatic and financial activities for over 50 DHS/FEMA disaster and non-disaster grant programs totaling over $7 billion dollars annually. These grant programs included state-based homeland security grants, Urban Area Security Initiative, critical infrastructure grants, and specialized packages for border security and nonprofits. She coordinated and led stakeholder engagement activities to include partnering with state and local representatives, including Homeland Security Advisors, State Administrative Agencies, private sector representatives, elected officials, and association representatives.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from North Dakota State University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University in Virginia, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She is a veteran of the Army National Guard of the United States.