Cooperative Agreements, Grants & Partnerships

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, 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 to 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 Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) coordinates funding opportunities that provide capacity building assistance to grantees. CSTLTS 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.

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To learn how our partners are working to strengthen the US public health system, read some of their success stories at Public Health Practice Stories from the Field.

Page last reviewed: May 17, 2021