CDC funding-related funding and pandemic response package approved in December
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), A member of the Senate Fund Committee, announced today that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has donated nearly $ 200 million to Mississippi in support of COVID-19 testing and has received vaccinations activities.
The $ 171.3 million allocation for testing and $ 26.8 million for vaccination activities in Mississippi is based on the fiscal year 2021 budgets and targeted pandemic relief package approved by Congress in late December.
“We all recognize the ongoing stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic in our hospitals, healthcare and most importantly, the lives of all Mississippians. This initial $ 198 million from the latest COVID-19 response package is helping us test and distribute the vaccines that can help us fight this virus, ”said Hyde-Smith.
The $ 171,302,324 will support testing, contract tracking, containment, and damage control to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19. An additional $ 26,892,045 will support a range of COVID-19 vaccination activities in Mississippi.
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Funds subcommittee, stated that CDC funding for Mississippi follows a population-based formula guideline. Summaries of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 can be found here.