HHS Recovery Act: Colorado Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $1.5 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Colorado* 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.
- $1.1 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $134.4 million for scientific research, facilities and equipment, including:
- $15 million for the University of Colorado at Boulder and $6 million for Colorado State University for research facilities.
- $51.6 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $40.5 million for health information technology (IT) programs, including:
- $13.6 million to the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization to create a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other providers.
- $11.9 million to Rocky Mountain Health Maintenance Organization to establish a Beacon Community to promote meaningful use of health IT.
- $2.6 million to the University of Colorado, Denver, for workforce training grants.
- $37.4 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs for expansion and quality improvement.
- $29 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment and health IT, including:
- $4 million for the Denver Health and Hospital Authority for increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $4 million to Colorado Spring’s Peak Vista Community Health Center for new service sites, increased demand, construction and equipment.
- $24.4 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and to improve quality.
- $10.5 million in Communities Putting Prevention to Work funds to the Tri-County Health Department to promote healthy eating and increased physical activity.
- $8.8 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $6.7 million to support 145 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $6.2 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from EPA, for facilities maintenance improvement, equipment, health IT, and sanitation facilities.
- $2.8 million for immunization programs.
- $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 $187.9 million 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