Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Funding for Vector-Borne Diseases

CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement provides annual funding to state, local, and territorial health departments to battle infectious disease threats in the United States. The goal of ELC vector-borne disease funding is to reduce the overall risk and number of people getting sick with illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites. Health departments use funds to train or hire health department personnel who can identify, report, prevent, and respond to vector-borne disease threats and outbreaks.