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HHS Announces $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution
Funding will provide critical support for testing and vaccination-related activities to jurisdictions before January 19, 2021:More than $19 billion will be allocated to jurisdictions through the existing CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement. These awards will support testing, contract tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19. Award recipients will include 64 jurisdictions including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, five major cities, and U.S. territories/islands. “On top of the substantial support we’ve already provided, the funding bill signed by President Trump in December has billions of dollars in new funding for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Funding for COVID-19 testingexternal iconFunding for vaccination-related activitiesexternal iconFor more information about CDC’s ongoing support to States, please visit this CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/budget/fact-sheets/covid-19/index.htmlexternal icon
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