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FY 2024 President’s Request: ASPR Highlights

ASPR’s mission is to help the country prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies and disasters. Increased funding is necessary to ensure that ASPR is able to perform its mission across an increasingly complex threat landscape. This funding supports the systems and programs needed to provide communities the tools they need when they need them to keep them safe and resilient against whatever comes next.

Building on the funding received in the FY 2023 Omnibus, the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR’s) FY 2024 President’s Budget request includes a total of $4.3 billion in discretionary funding, which is an increase of +$642 million. This increase in funding will support ASPR’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies and disasters whether intentional or naturally occurring.

ASPR plays a lead role, in partnership with CDC and others, in the development, procurement and distribution of vaccines, therapeutics, and tests. The President’s FY 2024 budget request recognizes ASPR’s growing preparedness and response responsibilities, supports ASPR’s transition to an HHS operating division and provides the resources needed to implement the ASPR Strategic Plan.

Key Proposed Increases

The budget includes $400 million in new, dedicated funding for pandemic preparedness and biodefense. These resources will allow ASPR to respond to unforeseen challenges rapidly, prepare for emerging pandemics, and address biodefense threats. For example, ASPR may use the funding to rapidly convert stockpiled drug ingredients into vaccines at the start of an outbreak, support the development of next-generation medical countermeasures, and expand rapid domestic manufacturing of critical vaccines, therapeutics, and other needed healthcare supplies, such as hospital gowns and gloves.

The funding will advance ASPR’s permanent industrial base management office, inclusive of global supply chain awareness, market capabilities, rapid acquisition, and coordination of Defense Production Act (DPA) and Emergency Support Function ESF-8 authorities.

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