Emergency Services, Health and Nutrition
State or Federal?
The goal of the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) program is to reduce illness and related deaths caused by a wide range of infectious disease threats. The ELC Program provides annual funding, strategic direction and technical assistance to domestic jurisdictions for core capacities in epidemiology, laboratory, and health information technology activities. In addition to strengthening core infectious disease capacities nationwide, this cooperative agreement also supports a myriad of specific infectious disease programs. The Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ELC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) builds upon the program that was initiated in 1995 as one of the key activities under CDC’s plan to address emerging infectious disease threats. The purpose of this NOFO is to protect the public health and safety of the American people by enhancing the capacity of public health agencies to effectively detect, respond, prevent and control known and emerging (or re-emerging) infectious diseases. This is accomplished by providing financial and technical resources to (1) strengthen epidemiologic capacity; (2) enhance laboratory capacity; (3) improve information systems; and (4) enhance collaboration among epidemiology, laboratory, and information systems components of public health departments.In the last five years, NCEZID’s extramural funding has increased from $109 million in FY 2013 to $302 million in FY 2017. This increase coincides with increased responsibilities at the state and local level for emerging infectious disease control, notably for emergency responses to Ebola and Zika, and for expanded investment to curb antibiotic resistant infections and modernize public health laboratory capacity. Ebola and Zika funding began as one-time emergency funding, while AR funding is expected to reoccur annually, and base vector-borne disease funding is beginning to grow. Together with food- and water-borne disease program growth, these investments have moved from capacity building to program delivery. In other infectious disease areas, capacity building is still the focus of investments.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Only current ELC recipients under CK14-1401 are eligible to apply for this announcement. This includes the departments of health for all US states, 6 of the largest locals (Chicago, District of Columbia, Houston, Los Angeles County, New York City, Philadelphia) and all of our US territories and affiliates in the Caribbean and Pacific (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, US Virgin Islands).
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 10, 2019
Due Date Notes
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Feb 28, 2019
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