CDC Grants $35.2 Million Towards Texas COVID-19 Response
Yesterday, I released the following statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) awarded $35.2 million to Texas to support the COVID-19 response:
This new grant from the CDC will help Texas state and local health entities contain and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. Only by working together can we flatten the curve and stop the spread of this virus, and I thank President Trump and the Administration for their commitment to helping our state protect the health and welfare of our residents.
On Friday, March 6, the President signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020. The supplemental contains $8.3 billion government-wide, with resources directed for grants or cooperative agreements to states, localities, and territories to accelerate planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response, as well as develop tools and strategies, provide technical assistance and program support, as well as ensure ongoing communication and coordination among public health agencies and partners throughout the response.
More information about these funds can be found in a letter CDC sent to State Health Officers.