PHPR Funding for Zika Preparedness and Response Activities
In July 2016, CDC awarded $25 million in Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) funding to 53 states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects. The funding was effective July 1, 2016, and was available through June 2017.
CDC selected the funding recipients based on the risk of local transmission as determined by the estimated range of the two Aedes mosquito species known to transmit Zika virus in the U.S.; history of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks; and size of population.
Jurisdictions could use the funds to rapidly identify and investigate a possible outbreak of Zika virus in their communities; coordinate a comprehensive response across all levels of government and non-governmental partners (including the healthcare sector); and identify and connect families affected by Zika to community services. Funding can also be used to purchase preparedness resources like repellent, screens, and supplies for Zika Prevention Kits.
A press release announcing the July 2016 award is also available online.
|Los Angeles County||$443,958|
|N. Mariana Islands||$251,003|
|New York City||$412,111|
|Virgin Islands (U.S.)||$502,053|
In December 2016, CDC awarded an additional $25 million in PHPR funding to 21 states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika virus infection and associated adverse health outcomes, including microcephaly and the other serious birth defects. These funds were part of the $350 million Congress provided to CDC as part of the Zika supplemental funding appropriation. In addition to preparedness and response activities, the additional Zika supplemental funding supported Zika activities for epidemiology and laboratory capacity (ELC), birth defects surveillance, vector-borne disease regional centers of excellence, and the vector control unit in Puerto Rico.
PHPR Zika funding of $25 million provided support to 21 jurisdictions that were at greatest risk of seeing Zika in their communities.
Jurisdictions could use the funds to:
- Rapidly identify and investigate a possible outbreak of Zika virus in their communities;
- Coordinate a comprehensive response across all levels of government and nongovernmental partners (including the health care sector);
- Identify and connect families affected by Zika to community services; and
- Purchase preparedness resources like insect repellent, screens and supplies for Zika Prevention Kits
CDC Zika Public Health Preparedness and Response Funding Table – December 2016
|Federal Sates of Micronesia||$289,088|
|Los Angeles County||$504,855|
|New York City||$1,294,244|
“These CDC funds will enable states and territories to strengthen their Zika preparedness and response plans.”
Stephen C. Redd, M.D. (RADM, USPHS), director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.
- December 22, 2016 Press Release:
CDC awards nearly $184 million to continue the fight against Zika
- September 2, 2016 Press Release:
CDC awards $2.4 million to five jurisdictions to fight Zika
- August 24, 2016 Press Release:
CDC awards $6.8 million to partners to support Zika response
- August 2, 2016 Press Release:
CDC awards $16 million to states and territories to fight Zika
- July 21, 2016 Press Release:
CDC Awards $60 Million to Help States and Territories Battle Zika
- July 1, 2016 Press Release:
CDC Awards Funds for States and Territories to Prepare for Zika
In addition to the Zika-specific funding, CDC has awarded $616.42 million in cooperative agreements to 62 public health departments across the country to improve and sustain emergency preparedness of state and local public health systems. The Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement funding supports all-hazards preparedness and is a critical source of funding and support for the nation’s public health system. The PHEP program provides resources annually that are needed to ensure that local communities can respond effectively to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or chemical, biological, or radiological nuclear events.
- AL.com: Alabama awarded CDC funds to combat Zika virus
- AP Illinois– Illinois receives $500,000 federal grant to fight Zika virus
- CBS Connecticut: Connecticut To Receive $320K To Address Zika Virus
- Clevland.com: Ohio gets $476,000 in CDC funding to prepare for Zika
- Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio gets $476,000 in CDC funding to prepare for Zika
- Hartford Courant- DeLauro: State Gets $320K Grant For Zika Response
- KHBS/KHOG TV Arkansas: CDC sends money to Arkansas to fight Zika
- NBC 5 Dallas: Texas Hosts Zika Summit; CDC Sends $36 Million to Fight Virus
- Post and Courier: South Carolina awarded $340K to fight Zika, $9.2M in emergency preparedness funding
- Providence Journal: R.I. getting federal funds to help combat Zika virus
- Tallahassee Democrat: CDC providing Florida an additional $1.4 million in Zika fight
- Tampa Bay Times: CDC grants state $1.3 million to fight Zika
- WFMJ Ohio: Ohio health departments take steps toward Zika prevention
- WIAT: CDC gives funds to Alabama in order to prepare for Zika
- WJTV Mississippi: CDC awards Mississippi more than $308K to support efforts against Zika virus
- WSB Radio: CDC Zika Funding Cuts