June 11, 2024

Manchin Announces $5.1 Million For Public Health Emergency Preparedness In West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,199,911 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the West Virginia Department of Health. The funding will support statewide public health emergency preparedness efforts.

“I’m pleased the CDC is investing more than $5.1 million to advance state and local public health preparedness efforts across West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “The funding announced today will help ensure our communities are ready to respond to any public health threat that comes our way. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources that keep all West Virginians across the Mountain State safe and secure.”

The CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) grant program provides critical funding for state, local and territorial public health departments to help build and strengthen their abilities to effectively respond to a range of public health threats. Preparedness activities target the development of emergency-ready public health departments that are flexible and adaptable. The top five investments in preparedness activities are for public health laboratory testing, community preparedness, medical countermeasure dispensing, emergency public information and warning and volunteer management.