CDC Restores Emergency Preparedness Funds, Announces Zika Funding
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $44 million in Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) funds. The Zika Response and Preparedness Act (P.L. 114-223) included a set-aside for CDC to restore funds that had been redirected from PHEP in March to support Zika response efforts.
CDC also conducted a briefing on its spending plan for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 supplemental Zika funding it received in P.L. 114-223. It plans to provide more than $100 million to states, territories, and cities. It recently released two funding opportunity announcements:
- $25 million for the Public Health Preparedness and Response program
- $70 million for the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Disease (ELC) program