Funding Priorities

The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee released their summary report for the FY2019 LHHS Appropriations Bill. NACCHO has released a summary of the report.

The Senate LHHS Subcommittee released their summary report for the FY2019 LHHS Appropriations Bill. NACCHO has released a summary of the report.

  • A chart of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as allocated in the bill is available.

A summary of the President's FY2019 budget request for CDC and other public health agencies.

NACCHO Interim-Executive Director testified to the Labor, Health & Human Services and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee on April 26, 2018.


On March 23, 2018, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, which provides funding for the government for the rest of FY2018 (through September 30.) An explanatory statement for the bill is available.

NACCHO has prepared an analysis of public health programs funded by the bill.

  • A chart of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as allocated in the bill is also available.

On September 7, 2017, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked-up the FY2018 House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education appropriations bill, which sets spending levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies. The bill provides $7.18 billion for CDC, a cut of $45 million from FY2017, including $801 million from the PPHF. Appropriators maintain the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) at $841 million. NACCHO has prepared a full summary of the bill.

Additional details can be found here:

On July 19, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee marked-up the FY2018 House Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education appropriations bill, which sets spending levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies. The bill includes $7 billion for the CDC, a decrease of $198 million from FY2017. Appropriators maintain the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) at $841 million. NACCHO released a statement on the bill and has prepared a full summary of the bill.

Additional details can be found here:

To take action on FY2018 appropriations, go to NACCHO's Legislative Action Center.

On May 23, 2017, President Trump released a FY2018 budget proposal. The budget contains steep cuts to many public health priorities, including emergency preparedness. NACCHO has prepared a full analysis of the budget.

Program FY2018 Omnibus FY2019 President's Budget FY2019 House FY2019 Senate NACCHO Request
Prevention and Public Health Fund 801 0 848 808 1,000
Public Health Emergency PreparednessCooperative Agreement 670 660 690 680 824
Hospital Preparedness Program 265 255 280 265 474
Medical Reserve Corps 6 4 6 6 11
Section 317 Immunization Program 611 (324) 521 621 (324) 610 (324) 650
Core Infectious Disease 392 168* 371 137* 422 168* 425 (52) 428 200*
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Grants 195 (40) 155 155 (40) 155 (40) 195
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 140 (53) ^ 147 (74) 140 (57) 130
Diabetes Prevention 148 (52) ^ 155 (77) 148 (52) 140
Prescription Drug Overdose 476 126 516 476 500
Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant 160 (160) 0 160 (160) 160 (160) 170
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention 35 (17) 17 35 (17) 35 (17) 35
Public Health Workforce 51 45 51 52 57
() Dollar amount from Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)
*Amount for antibiotic resistance
^Could be funded by America's Health Block Grant
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