WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $175,000 grant to the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Distribution of the federal funds is determined by the Department of Health and Human Services. The award is not an earmark determined by Congress. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Iowa will use the funds to conduct an early hearing detection and intervention project.
Each year, local Iowa organizations, colleges and universities, individuals and state agencies apply for competitive grants from the federal government. The funding is then awarded based on each local organization or individual’s ability to meet criteria set by the federal entity administering the funds.