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Nearly $700 million marked for preparedness
Modern Healthcare

HHS has awarded $698 million through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this fiscal year for public health agencies to strengthen their responses to terrorism or natural disasters. Funding will be distributed to 62 public health agencies in 50 states, eight territories and the metropolitan areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness cooperative agreement, which Congress authorized in 2002. More populous states received larger amounts than smaller states, with California receiving $49.3 million; Texas, about $43 million; and Florida, about $33.5 million.

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