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Rep. Ami Bera Helps Secure $15.2 Million in Funding for Sacramento County Health Department

Funding made possible through Bera-championed American Rescue Plan

Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the Sacramento County Health Department $15,264,533 in funding to improve its public health infrastructure and strengthen its ability to recruit and retain public health care workers. The funding is provided through the American Rescue Plan, which Rep. Bera championed and voted for in March 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a public health infrastructure that can prevent, detect, and respond to emerging health threats,” said Representative Bera, who previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Sacramento County. “As a doctor, I am proud to help secure over $15 million in federal funding to help Sacramento County improve our health care services and keep our communities safe and healthy.”

The CDC Public Health Infrastructure Grant Program provides flexible awards directly to state, local, and territorial health departments, to help ensure they have the people, services, and systems they need to promote and protect health in their communities. The grant includes significant resources that Sacramento County can use to recruit, retain, and train its health care workforce.

Click here to learn more about the CDC Public Health Infrastructure Grant Program.