Funding Priorities

On September 29, Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the Federal Government through December 9. Included in the package was $1.1 billion for Zika. Department of Health and Human Services has released a report Zika Supplemental Funding Spend Plan.

On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee passed its FY2017 Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill, providing $77 billion for HHS, a $2 billion increase over FY2016. The bill includes $8 billion for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an increase of $605 million from FY2016. 

On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY2017 Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill, providing $77 billion for HHS, a $1.4 billion increase above FY2016. The bill includes $7 billion for CDC, a cut of $118 million from FY2016. 

NACCHO's complete analysis is here:

To take action on FY2017 appropriations, go to NACCHO's Legislative Action Center

Program FY2016 FY2017 President's Budget FY2017 Senate FY2017 House NACCHO Request
Prevention and Public Health Fund 932 1000 891 908 1,000
Public Health Emergency PreparednessCooperative Agreement 660 660 660 705 705
Hospital Preparedness Program 255 255 255 255 300
Medical Reserve Corps 6 6 6 6 11
Section 317 Immunization Program 611 (324) 561 (336) 611 (324) 561 (337) 650
Core Infectious Disease 393 160* 428 200* 396 163* 491 160* 428 200*
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Grants 110 (40) 110 (40) 110 (40) 110 (40) 110
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 160 (73) 160 (73) 130 (73) 175 (76) 160
Diabetes Prevention 170 (73) 170 (73) 130 (73) 185 (80) 170
Prescription Drug Overdose 70 80 98 90 80
Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant 160 (160) 0 160 (160) 160 (160) 170
CDC Food Safety 52 52 48 52 55
Public Health Workforce 52 57 50 45 57
() Dollar amount from Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)
*Amount for antibiotic resistance