CDC DIS Workforce Development Funding
The Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) Workforce Development Funding is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This $1 billion investment will be used over a five-year period. The goal of the investment is to support 21st century outbreak response needs by:
- Expanding and enhancing frontline public health staff
- Conducting DIS workforce training and skills building
- Building organizational capacity for outbreak response
- Evaluating and improving recruitment, training, and outbreak response efforts
For the first year, the DIS Workforce funding will be distributed as a supplement to PS19-1901: STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (STD PCHD). Detailed guidancepdf icon and funding informationpdf icon are now available.