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CDC Allocates $22 Billion in Funding to Support Expanded Testing, Vaccination Distribution

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The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has allocated $22 billion in funding for states, localities, and territories in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. California will be awarded $1,696,424,899 for testing activities and $357,026,635 for vaccine activities.  

Most of the total CDC funding – $19.1 billion – will support COVID-19 testing activities, contract tracing, and surveillance efforts. The remaining funding will be focused on vaccine activities.  

The CDC will distribute funding by Jan. 19.