White House Makes Emergency Appropriations Request for Ebola for Fiscal Year 2015

On Nov. 5, President Obama requested $6.18 billion in emergency appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 to implement a comprehensive strategy to contain and end the Ebola outbreak at its source in Africa, enhance domestic preparedness, speed the procurement and testing of vaccines and therapeutics, and accelerate global capability to prevent the spread of future infectious diseases.

The request includes $4.64 billion for immediate needs and $1.54 billion in contingency funding to ensure that there are resources available to respond to the evolving epidemic both domestically and internationally. Specifically, the request includes resources for domestic hospital, state, and local preparedness; resources to support training as well as the acquisition of appropriate protective equipment; medical and non-medical management of Ebola treatment units and community care centers; infection control; contact tracing; laboratory capacity; disease surveillance; emergency operation centers; education and outreach; burial teams; addressing food insecurity and other adverse impacts of the outbreak in affected areas; and testing and development of new vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics.

For more details, view the Letter from the President– Emergency Appropriations Request for Ebola for Fiscal Year 2015 and the factsheet.

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