Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To date, CDC received COVID-19 supplemental funding through:

  • Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (P.L. 116-123): P.L. 116-123 provided $2.2 billion to CDC to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 domestically and internationally.
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136): P.L. 116-136 provided CDC $4.3 billion and ATSDR $12.5 million to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 domestically and internationally.
  • Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139): P.L. 116-139 provided $1.0 billion to CDC transferred from the Public Health Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to support surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity expansion, contact tracing, public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization, disseminating information about testing, and workforce support necessary to expand and improve COVID–19 testing. In addition, $10.25 billion from the PHSSEF was awarded to health departments through the CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity program for testing and contact tracing.
  • Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260): P.L. 116-260 provided $8.75 billion to CDC to plan, prepare for, promote, distribute, administer, monitor, and track coronavirus vaccines to ensure broad-based distribution, access, and vaccine coverage. On behalf of HHS, $19.11 billion from the PHSSEF was awarded to health departments through the CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity program for testing and contact tracing.
  • American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2): P.L. 117-2 provided $11.52 billion to CDC to plan, prepare for, promote, distribute, administer, monitor, and track vaccines; strengthen vaccine confidence in the US, provide information and education, and improve rates of vaccination; strengthen and expand activities and workforce related to genomic sequencing, analytics, and disease surveillance; combat COVID and other emerging infectious disease threats, global health security, global disease detection and response, global health protection, global immunization, and coordination; support surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization initiatives and an early warning system; and encourage primary prevention of mental and behavioral health conditions for health care professionals. On behalf of HHS, CDC will provide $10 billion from the PHSSEF to states to support COVID-19 screening testing for teachers, staff and students to assist schools in reopening safely for in-person instruction.
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Page last reviewed: August 3, 2021