HHS Awards $971M In Public Health Emergency Grants

Law360, New York (July 3, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT) -- California, Texas and Florida will receive the biggest chunks of $971 million worth of federal grants to improve preparedness for infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters and other public health threats, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday.

HHS said $619 million of the funding went to governmental entities — all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and four of the nation's largest metropolitan areas — through the agency's Public Health Emergency Preparedness program, which supports the preparedness of state, local and territorial public health...
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