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.
Recruit, retain, support, and train the public health workforce
Increased hiring of diverse public health staff
Increased size of the public health workforce
Strengthen systems, processes, and policies
Improved organizational systems and processes
Stronger public health foundational capabilities