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HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness


August 30th, 2007

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today announced that the Department is making available another $75 million to states, territories and four metropolitan areas to help strengthen their capacity to respond to a pandemic influenza outbreak.

“The additional funding will provide our nation’s health care community with a means to continue planning, training and acquiring needed equipment for an effective pandemic response,” Secretary Leavitt said. “It will also help keep the momentum we have generated over the past year in this important public health area.”

The supplemental funding will be used to:

  • Establish or enhance stockpiles of critical medical equipment and supplies;
  • Continue development of plans for maintenance, distribution and sharing of those resources;
  • Plan for and develop pandemic alternate care sites; and
  • Conduct medical surge exercises.

The one-time pandemic influenza response planning grants will supplement the $430 million HHS announced on June 28, 2007, to strengthen the ability of hospitals and other health care facilities to respond to bioterror attacks, infectious diseases, and natural disasters that may cause mass casualties. Amounts for each jurisdiction are shown in the table below:
State Total funding
Alabama $1,170,933
Alaska $382,562
Arizona $1,390,853
Arkansas $807,782
California $5,482,954
LA County $2,268,550
Colorado $1,179,911
Connecticut $963,022
Delaware $417,301
District of Columbia $364,024
Florida $3,726,035
Georgia $2,024,184
Hawaii $505,349
Idaho $529,535
Illinois $2,249,832
Chicago $836,685
Indiana $1,517,704
Iowa $851,583
Kansas $807,171
Kentucky $1,092,098
Louisiana $1,168,876
Maine $517,710
Maryland $1,377,171
Massachusetts $1,562,851
Michigan $2,311,667
Minnesota $1,285,535
Mississippi $839,440
Missouri $1,419,477
Montana $437,747
Nebraska $605,283
Nevada $708,492
New Hampshire $513,518
New Jersey $2,017,222
New Mexico $634,133
New York $2,525,212
New York City $1,903,393
North Carolina $1,971,986
North Dakota $379,519
Ohio $2,588,806
Oklahoma $967,012
Oregon $978,843
Pennsylvania $2,779,604
Rhode Island $470,040
South Carolina $1,098,346
South Dakota $406,410
Tennessee $1,445,243
Texas $4,769,753
Utah $730,967
Vermont $376,645
Virginia $1,756,072
Washington $1,503,743
West Virginia $620,408
Wisconsin $1,369,397
Wyoming $352,673
Puerto Rico $1,042,959
Guam $158,452
Virgin Islands (US) $147,251
Federated States of Micronesia $147,113
Northern Marianas Islands $140,567
American Samoa $136,828
Marshall Islands $136,539
Palau $129,032
Grand Total $75,000,000


More information on state and local funding allocations is available at http://www.pandemicflu.gov/news/allocation.html. More information on pandemic flu preparedness efforts is online at www.pandemicflu.gov.

Contact: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6343

 
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