Smucker Announces $16.9 Million CDC Grant for Pennsylvania Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020
Press Release

Washington– Today, Congressman Lloyd Smucker (PA-11) released the following statement regarding the announcement of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) award of $16.9 million in support to Pennsylvania in responding to COVID-19. 

“These funds, which are a part of the initial over $8 billion response I voted for, will support our ongoing efforts to flatten the curve, keep our communities safe and healthy. We must all work together to halt the spread of COVID-19. I will continue to work with local, state and federal partners to confront this challenge head on. Along with President Trump and his Administration, I am committed to ensuring a robust and coordinated response across all federal agencies and state governments to combat COVID-19,” said Smucker.   

Background: 

On Friday, March 6, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020. Totaling over $8.3 billion, the supplemental appropriation contains funding to support a government-wide response, including nearly $1 billion for the CDC to exclusively assist state and local preparedness and response efforts. More information on this funding from the CDC can be found here. For additional information on the supplemental appropriations, click here. 

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