The Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) is a groundbreaking investment that supports critical public health infrastructure needs of health departments across the United States. Funding from this grant will help ensure that every U.S. community has the people, services, and systems needed to promote and protect health. The grant creates a foundation for CDC’s public health infrastructure work and provides maximum flexibility so recipients can address their most pressing needs.
In 2022, CDC awarded $3.84 billion through the OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant to help U.S. health departments promote and protect health in their communities. CDC expects to award more than $4.5 billion over the 5-year grant period to create a stronger, more resilient public health system that is ready to face future health threats.
Strategies and Outcomes
The three strategies of this grant are Workforce, Foundational Capabilities, and Data Modernization. Recipients are expected to achieve several key outcomes by the end of the 5-year period of performance. Ultimately, this grant will lead to accelerated prevention, preparedness, and response to emerging health threats, and improved outcomes for other public health areas.
All work done as part of this grant is grounded in three key principles:
- Data and evidence drive planning and implementation.
- Partnerships play a critical role in grant program success.
- Resources are directed in a way that supports diversity and health equity.
Recipients and National Partners
Funding was awarded to:
- One hundred seven (107) public health departments in all 50 states, Washington D.C., 8 territories/freely associated states, and 48 large localities (cities serving a population of 400,000 or more and counties serving a population of 2,000,000 or more based on the 2020 U.S. Census). These health departments received a total of $3.685 billion.
- Three national partners that support the work of the 107 funded health departments. These national partners received a total of $65 million on November 30, 2022 and an additional $90 million on May 30, 2023.