Have questions about the Tuberculosis Cooperative Agreement? Get them answered here!

The Laboratory Upgrade Component of the TB Cooperative Agreement began in 1992 with the primary purpose of facilitating improvements in TB laboratory performance. A particular sum of money is distributed between 68 state, territory and local public health laboratories and that distribution is based on a predetermined (by CDC) Funding Formula. In the past, that formula was not well understood by most grant recipients. This webpage contains resources aimed at making the application process a bit easier.

The TB Cooperative Agreement Toolkit consist of a table of the performance indicators, a glossary of defined terms, a turnaround time calculator, and three data templates designed to aid laboratories in the application process. Completing the forms will fulfill the data requirements of the TB Cooperative Agreement application.