CDC Federal Infrastructure Grant
Minnesota was awarded $42.9 million for the Strengthening the U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems Grant (CDC Federal Infrastructure Grant). As outlined in grant guidance, community health boards will receive 40% of the funds awarded to Minnesota for the workforce area of the grant. This is $16.4 million to community health boards for use over a five-year period.
The CDC Federal Infrastructure Grant provides funding to community health boards to recruit, retain, and train a skilled and diverse public health workforce, address longstanding public health infrastructure needs, and increase the size of the public health workforce.
Funds to community health boards will be distributed using a formula set out by CDC for awarding funds to states, with a $50,000 base and a $5,000 per county multi-county incentive.
Guide for community health boards
Reporting will involve a “hiring report” due June 30 and December 31 each year of the grant (2023-2027) and an Annual Progress Report due December 31 each year of the grant (2023-2027). During the webinar MDH walked through what these reports entail and how to complete them in REDCap.
- Overview of the CDC Federal Infrastructure Grant
- Funding formula
- Purpose of grant and allowable activities
- REDCap requirements - activities and budget proposal
- Reporting and site visits
- Grant timeline / due dates
This work is supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, through OE22-2203: Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems grant. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.