CDC offering Ebola preparedness grants

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC) is accepting applications for 62 grants to facilitate training in preparation and response to the Ebola virus.

Eligible governmental bodies include cities, towns, states, and regional and tribal governments.

The purpose of this supplemented source of financing is to accelerate the preparedness and response measures that would come into affect if an outbreak of Ebola or similar virus were to take place in the U.S.

In the acceleration of preventative measures, the program aims for the coordination of public health teams' preparedness efforts with related public health departments and response partners and organizations for a tiered response to an outbreak.

The CDC designates Ebola as a Category A threat. Preventing its spread is among the highest priorities of public health officials. 

Applicants must be part of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative agreement in order to qualify.

This supplemental funding will include the disbursement of $145 million. Grants will be between $104,444 to $6,539,262 per recipient. 

Grant applications are due by Feb. 20.

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