CDC Awards $76 Million Funding to 50 States for infectious disease research

CDC Awards $76 Million in Funding to 50 States through the “Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement (ELC)”

This announcement came the day after the Press Release stating Lyme disease cases were 10 times higher than reported.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dpei/pdf/aca-elc-fy2013-funding-8-30-2013.pdf

Grantees

State, local, and territorial health departments are the direct target of ELC. There are currently 64 grantees, including all 50 state health departments, the six largest local health departments (Chicago, the District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles County, New York City, and Philadelphia), and eight territories or U.S. affiliates (American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau and U.S. Virgin Islands).

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