HHS Recovery Act: California Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $16.9 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of California* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $12.6 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $1.4 billion for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $14.9 million for a facility to study neuropsychiatric disorders at the University of California Los Angeles.
- $14.3 million for a facility focused on debilitating diseases at the University of California San Diego.
- $1.3 billion for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $408.5 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $263.2 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment and health information technology (IT), including:
- $14.6 million for Vista Community Clinic and $14.5 million for Centro de Salud de la Comunidad San Ysidro, for increased demand for services, construction and equipment.
- $248.8 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs for expansion and quality improvements.
- $221.5 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and to improve quality.
- $124.6 million for health IT, including:
- $55.5 million to create four Regional Extension Centers to provide support services to doctors and other providers.
- $38.8 million to the California Health and Human Services Agency to facilitate health information exchange.
- $88.5 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to assist low-income residents.
- $32.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for Los Angeles Department of Public Health obesity and tobacco programs.
- $20.9 million to support 429 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $18.8 million for immunization programs.
- $18.5 million through the Indian Health Service, including the EPA, for health facilities maintenance and improvement, equipment, sanitation facilities construction, and health IT.
- $10.1 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $4.6 million for surveillance and prevention of healthcare associated infections.
- $2.5 million to strengthen community non-profit groups.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $2 billion in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011