CDC Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 11, 2024
Contact: Media Relations
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Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) budget request for FY 2025 includes $9.683 billion in discretionary budget authority, Prevention and Public Health Funds, and Public Health Service Evaluation Funds, which is $499.2 million over the FY 2023 appropriation. This budget request will enable the CDC to prioritize efforts to rapidly identify and respond to health threats; continue addressing the mental health and overdose crises; and support young families to help children thrive.

“CDC is committed to protecting the health and improving the lives of every American in every community across the country,” said CDC Director Mandy Cohen, M.D., M.P.H. “CDC’s FY 2025 President’s Budget request outlines investments that will strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent and respond to any health threat, from infectious diseases to overdoses. It also invests in public health at the local level so that communities have the resources and workforce they need to protect people’s health.”

Specifically, the budget request includes funding to:

  • Rapidly Identify and Respond to Health Threats: Diseases know no boundaries, so CDC will continue to protect America by prioritizing actions to detect and contain health threats across the globe. To ensure that the U.S. public health system is ready for any crisis, the CDC is investing in state-of-the-art interoperable data-sharing capabilities that provide data to state and local health departments to provide insight into trends, disease detection, and prevention strategies.
  • Respond to the Mental Health and Opioid Crises: CDC implements and supports programs that protect children against adverse childhood experiences and build school mental health programs. CDC’s work focuses on monitoring trends to better understand and respond to the opioid crisis, advancing research by collecting and analyzing data on opioid-related overdoses and suicide prevention, and improving data quality to better identify areas that need assistance and to evaluate prevention efforts.
  • Support the Health of Young Families: CDC’s budget request includes increases for programs that support young families such as the implementation of a comprehensive Youth and Community Violence Prevention program, which is critical to prevent community and youth violence. Other increased investments will support CDC activities related to building the national infrastructure for maternal mortality prevention as well as the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, which reduces the number of children exposed to lead and eliminates blood lead level disparities. In alignment with the Administration’s dedication to the Cancer Moonshot initiative, investments are also proposed to improve the lives of those battling cancer through cancer screenings, education, public health interventions and surveillance.

CDC/ATSDR’s full FY 2025 request can be found here:

For more information on the President’s FY 2025 Budget, please visit:


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