Grant Program Overview

Supported in part by the American Rescue Plan Act, the OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant is a groundbreaking investment that supports critical public health infrastructure needs of jurisdictions 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 jurisdictions can address their most pressing needs.

Strategies and Outcomes

As outlined below, the three Strategies of this grant program 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 program 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 will be grounded on three key principles:

  • Data and evidence will drive planning and implementation.
  • Partnerships will play a critical role in grant program in success.
  • The imperative to direct these resources in a way that supports diversity and health equity.
Short-Term Key Outcomes
Intermediate Key Outcomes

Recruit, retain, support, and train the public health workforce

Increased hiring of diverse public health staff​

Increased size of the public health workforce

Foundational Capabilities
Strengthen systems, processes, and policies

Improved organizational systems and processes

Stronger public health foundational capabilities