PHPR Funding for Zika Preparedness and Response Activities

In July 2016, CDC awarded $25 million in Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) funding to 53 states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects. The funding was effective July 1, 2016, and was available through June 2017.

CDC selected the funding recipients based on the risk of local transmission as determined by the estimated range of the two Aedes mosquito species known to transmit Zika virus in the U.S.; history of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks; and size of population.

Jurisdictions could use the funds to rapidly identify and investigate a possible outbreak of Zika virus in their communities; coordinate a comprehensive response across all levels of government and non-governmental partners (including the healthcare sector); and identify and connect families affected by Zika to community services. Funding can also be used to purchase preparedness resources like repellent, screens, and supplies for Zika Prevention Kits.

A press release announcing the July 2016 award is also available online.

CDC Zika Public Health Preparedness and Response Funding Table – July 2016
Awardee Total Funding
Alabama $344,769
Alaska $0
American Samoa $251,073
Arizona $380,077
Arkansas $308,005
California $809,475
Chicago $203,301
Colorado $253,357
Connecticut $320,564
Delaware $268,139
Florida $1,384,256
Georgia $445,943
Guam $253,144
Hawaii $1,027,623
Idaho $0
Illinois $349,414
Indiana $378,816
Iowa $210,624
Kansas $306,771
Kentucky $336,252
Los Angeles County $443,958
Louisiana $340,755
Maine $176,049
Marshall Islands $251,367
Maryland $366,427
Massachusetts $281,525
Michigan $0
Micronesia $252,080
Minnesota $256,297
Mississippi $308,661
Missouri $368,508
Montana $0
N. Mariana Islands $251,003
Nebraska $186,640
Nevada $304,726
New Hampshire $175,929
New Jersey $424,707
New Mexico $290,913
New York $474,016
New York City $412,111
North Carolina $443,084
North Dakota $0
Ohio $476,865
Oklahoma $325,539
Oregon $0
Palau $250,414
Pennsylvania $500,572
Puerto Rico $5,000,000
Rhode Island $170,651
South Carolina $343,552
South Dakota $0
Tennessee $377,376
Texas $1,519,632
Utah $306,908
Vermont $162,289
Virgin Islands (U.S.) $502,053
Virginia $412,137
Washington $0
Washington, D.C $262,726
West Virginia $286,339
Wisconsin $262,588
Wyoming $0
TOTAL $25,000,000

In December 2016, CDC awarded an additional $25 million in PHPR funding to 21 states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects. These funds were part of the $350 million Congress provided to CDC as part of the Zika supplemental funding appropriation. In addition to preparedness and response activities, the additional Zika supplemental funding supported Zika activities for epidemiology and laboratory capacity (ELC), birth defects surveillance, vector-borne disease regional centers of excellence, and the vector control unit in Puerto Rico.

PHPR Zika funding of $25 million provided support to 21 jurisdictions that were at greatest risk of seeing Zika in their communities.

Jurisdictions could use the funds to:

  • Rapidly identify and investigate a possible outbreak of Zika virus in their communities;
  • Coordinate a comprehensive response across all levels of government and nongovernmental partners (including the health care sector);
  • Identify and connect families affected by Zika to community services; and
  • Purchase preparedness resources like insect repellent, screens and supplies for Zika Prevention Kits

CDC Zika Public Health Preparedness and Response Funding Table – December 2016

CDC Zika Public Health Preparedness and Response Funding Table – December 2016
Awardee Total Funding
Alabama $522,093
American Samoa $453,009
Arizona $388,273
Arkansas $212,707
California $2,658,839
Federal Sates of Micronesia $289,088
Florida $4,999,979
Georgia $203,738
Guam $134,614
Hawaii $58,603
Kentucky $428,132
Los Angeles County $504,855
Louisiana $1,437,361
Mariana Islands $86,976
Marshall Islands $86,300
Maryland $288,558
New Jersey $933,995
New York $1,086,913
New York City $1,294,244
Puerto Rico $3,931,723
Texas $5,000,000
TOTAL $25,000,000
Media Coverage

“These CDC funds will enable states and territories to strengthen their Zika preparedness and response plans.”

Stephen C. Redd, M.D. (RADM, USPHS), director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

Supporting State and Local Emergency Preparedness

In addition to the Zika-specific funding, CDC has awarded $616.42 million in cooperative agreements to 62 public health departments across the country to improve and sustain emergency preparedness of state and local public health systems. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement funding supports all-hazards preparedness and is a critical source of funding and support for the nation’s public health system. The PHEP program provides resources annually that are needed to ensure that local communities can respond effectively to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or chemical, biological, or radiological nuclear events.

Page last reviewed: November 13, 2018, 11:50 AM