| Covid-19 | Aug 25, 2020

$206.4 Million in Awards to Tribal Nations, Consortia, and Organizations

CDC announced $206.4 million in awards to tribal nations, consortia, and organizations for responding to COVID-19 across tribal communities, including and exceeding the $165 million authorized by the CPRSA and CARES Acts. Awards were made as follows:• $142 million through the new “Supporting Tribal Public Health Capacity in Coronavirus Preparedness and Response” grant to support surveillance, epidemiology, laboratory capacity, infection control, mitigation, communication and other activities• $50.8 million through the existing “Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement” cooperative agreement for surveillance, epidemiology, infection control and communications, as well as to build public health capacity to prevent injuries and violence, focusing on suicide, adverse childhood experiences and intimate partner violence• $12.9 million through the existing “Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health” cooperative agreement to address COVID-19 and conduct national COVID-19 communication activities, and• $750,000 through the existing “Public Health Crisis Response” cooperative agreement to support COVID-19 incident management, information management, and other activities.