Funding Priorities

On March 27, Congress passed and the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, a bill including $2 trillion for #COVID-19 response and to fund economic relief measures. NACCHO sent out a press release applauding the bill.

On March 6, the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6074), an emergency supplemental funding bill providing $8.3 billion to address COVID-19. NACCHO sent out a press release applauding the bill.

  • On March 11, CDC announced an allocation of $560 million immediately for the 62 cities, states and territories that receive funding from the public health emergency preparedness program in addition to Houston, Philadelphia and the Cherokee nation.

On February 24, NACCHO and other public health partners sent a request to the Administration and Congress highlighting the activities already being undertaken by health departments as they activate to address COVID-19 and their funding needs going forward. On February 25, these needs were highlighted in a White House meeting with the leaders of NACCHO and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

In February 2020, the Administration released its FY2021 budget proposal.

NACCHO's press release on the FY2021 President's budget proposal is here.

On March 23, 2020, NACCHO submitted testimony on FY2021 appropriations to the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

The Congress voted to pass a bill that was then signed by President Trump to provide FY2020 funding for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Education. NACCHO's analysis of the FY2020 Appropriations bill can be found in our press release.

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