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CR Extension Expected; Key Funding Leaders Informed of ASPPH’s Priorities

The current Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the federal government expires on Friday (December 3). With no agreement on top-line funding amounts in sight and none of the 12 appropriation bills enacted, Congressional leaders plan to extend the current CR, most likely until early next year. In anticipation of final negotiations on the FY 2022 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, ASPPH this week sent House and Senate leaders a letter detailing the Association’s funding priorities in the bill. The Association also voiced strong support for the proposed new flexible funding stream within the CDC for public health infrastructure and capacity. ASPPH wrote, “This new, annual funding will help address the nation’s long term public health infrastructure and capacity needs by providing a stable source of disease-agnostic funding for cross-CDC initiatives. In addition to providing resources to health departments, ASPPH recommends that a portion of these funds be used to support academic public health partnerships, to provide research and technical support at existing centers, and to support new research programs and projects at accredited public health schools and departments.”