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:

  1. Expanding and enhancing frontline public health staff
  2. Conducting DIS workforce training and skills building
  3. Building organizational capacity for outbreak response
  4. 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 guidance and funding information are now available.