Operating Division Grant Portfolios: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Mission: To collaborate and create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

CDC Totals by Award Class
Award Class Awards Dollars
Discretionary 3,425 $4,333,190,079
Mandatory 61 $91,399,200
Total 3,486 $4,424,589,279

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protects the health and safety of people at home and abroad by providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States and around the world.

CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, and provide leadership and training.

CDC performs many of the administrative functions for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a sister agency of CDC. ATSDR is charged with assessing health hazards at specific hazardous waste sites, helping to prevent or reduce exposure and the illnesses that result, and increasing knowledge and understanding of the health effects that may result from exposure to hazardous substances.

Pie Chart showing the percentages of CDC discretionary grants to state and local goverments, in dollars, compared with other HHS grants in FY 2008.

CDC has created a set of four overarching health protection goals:

CDC has defined six key strategies to guide its decisions and priorities so that it can achieve the health protection goals:

Pie Chart showing the percentages of the number of CDC awards by recipient type in FY 2008.Pie Chart showing the percentages of the number of CDC dollars by recipient type in FY 2008.

CDC Discretionary - Selected CFDA Programs
CFDA CFDA Name Awards Dollars
93.283 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Investigations and Technical Assistance 1078 $845,646,730
93.069 Public Health Emergency Preparedness 95 $719,790,378
93.067 Global AIDS 233 $614,891,972
93.941 HIV Demonstration, Research, Public and Professional Education Projects 153 $436,408,598
93.940 HIV Prevention Activities - Health Department Based 111 $341,289,241
93.268 Immunization Grants 65 $275,239,150
93.262 Occupational Safety and Health Program 230 $143,860,358
93.185 Immunization Research, Demonstration, Public Information and Education Training and Clinical Skills Improvement Projects 47 $128,395,657
CDC Mandatory - Selected CFDA Programs
CFDA CFDA Name Awards Dollars
93.991 Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants 61 $91,399,200

For additional information on CDC and ASTDR programs and funding please visit the CDC Web site at http://www.cdc.gov and the ATSDR Web site at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/.

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