CSAC Bulletin Article

Additional $186 million for State and Local Public Health Departments

April 9, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced $186 million in funding for state and local public health departments for COVID-19 response. California will receive $27.5 Million of this allocation from the CDC.

The CDC has allocated $160 million to supplement existing funding to jurisdictions identified as having high numbers of COVID-19 cases and rapidly accelerating COVID-19 cases. This award will support a range of activities such as lab equipment, supplies, staffing, shipping, infection control, surge staffing, monitoring of individuals, and data management. The remaining $26.3 million allocated by CDC will supplement the Emerging Infections Program (EIP) to enhance surveillance capacity. This award will support investigating activities, evaluating and determining risk factors and outcomes, and planning and implementing prevention strategies. Funds will also be used to assess and evaluate exposed/infected healthcare personnel through clinical interviews to better identify risk factors and protective factors for COVID-19 infection.

The CDC will release this additional funding consistent with the process for previously allocated funds. View the CDC chart for a detailed list of CDC funding issued and underway.

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