Recovery Act: Georgia Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $2.5 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Georgia* 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.
- $1.8 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $199.6 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $14.9 million for a facility to research infectious diseases and develop immune therapies for bone marrow, organ, and tissue transplants at Emory University.
- $9.9 million for a facility to support multi-disciplinary collaborations at Morehouse School of Medicine.
- $120.7 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $69.2 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $82.8 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $59 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $38.5 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $3.2 million for Georgia’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $37.3 million for Community Health Center construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $8.2 million for the Palmetto Health Council and $3.3 million for Southwest Georgia Health Care in Richland, for new service sites, increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $1.4 million for the Georgia Association for Primary Health Care for health IT.
- $26.9 million for the Community Services Block Grant to community action agencies to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $5.3 million for State immunization programs.
- $3.6 million to support 78 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $3.2 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the DeKalb County Board of Health for tobacco prevention programs.
- $2.4 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $2.3 million to help strengthen community nonprofit groups.
- $1.1 million to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $905,000 to support programs at the community level to help seniors better self-manage their chronic diseases.
*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 $249.8 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