CDC to Award Over $560 Million to State & Local Jurisdictions in Support of COVID-19 Response
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced upcoming action by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide resources to state and local jurisdictions in support of our nation's response to COVID-19. The $8.3 billion dollar Supplemental passed by Congress included statutory language which prescribed the exact formula for disbursing the money: states will receive 90% of their 2019 CDC PHEP grants. This marks the first tranche of funding to states from the $8.3 billion supplemental. Your state health officers are receiving a letter today from CDC outlining what is needed to receive the funding, essentially they need to submit a spend plan and they will receive guidance on what that spend plan should contain.
For more detailed information, please see background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website.