Cooperative Agreements, Grants & Partnerships

What to know

The US federal government offers many funding opportunities through cooperative agreements, grants, and partnerships for organizations to use to address specific jurisdictional issues and disasters. Links to several of these funding opportunities can be found below.


The US public health system is most effective when the federal government teams up with partner organizations to address emerging outbreaks and other natural or man-made disasters. It also helps develop the public health workforce, communicate public health information, translate science to practice, and evaluate effective public health services.

Public health partners have the reach, influence, access, and capabilities to coordinate an effective public health response and strengthen public health systems and services. A key role for public health partners is to provide capacity-building assistance to ensure a capable and efficient public health system and workforce.

The National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce (Public Health Infrastructure Center) coordinates funding opportunities that provide capacity building assistance to grantees. The Public Health Infrastructure Center also administers the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant, which provides all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 American Indian tribes, and 8 US territories with funding to address their unique public health needs in innovative and locally defined ways.

Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities Among High-Risk and Underserved Populations

National Initiative to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities Among Population at High-Risk and Underserved, Including Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations and Rural Communities.

Strengthening Public Health Systems & Services

Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health.

Strengthening the Public Health Systems and Services in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

Improving the Quality, Performance, and Sustainability of US-affiliated Pacific Islands Through Capacity-Building.

National Accreditation Program Support

Strengthening the Nation's Public Health System Through a National Voluntary Accreditation Program for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Health Departments.

Capacity-Building Assistance (CBA)

Notice of National Partners Cooperative Agreement