The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works to protect the U.S. from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and domestic. Specifically, CDC works with its partners to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance and implement prevention strategies, develop and promote sound public health policies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, respond to current and emerging threats, and provide public health leadership and training.
CDC’s role as the nation’s health protection agency is to operate 24/7 in order to keep people healthy and safe. The agency accomplishes this goal by working to: detect and respond to new and emerging health threats; address the biggest health problems causing death and disability; move science and advanced technology into actions to prevent disease; promote health and safe behaviors, communities and environments; develop leaders by training the public health workforce; and understand the health pulse of the nation.

Top areas are as follows:

Topic 1: Strategies for Protection and Monitoring of Worker Health

Topic 2: Strategies to Reduce Spread in Communities

Topic 3: Protections for COVID-19 vulnerable populations in high risk congregate settings such as, long-term care, nursing homes and correctional facilities

Topic 4: Natural history of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Topic 5: Environmental controls

Topic 6: Genomic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to investigate the evolution, emergence and spread of infections in communities and populations

Additional details are as follows:

  • Approximate Total Funding: $10,000,000
  • Anticipated Award Date: July/August, 2020
  • Period of Performance: TBD (Based on the research project)
  • Estimated number of awards: Multiple




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June 24, 2020

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