Recovery Act: Hawaii Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $613.1 million in stimulus funds available in the State of Hawaii* 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.
- $486 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $29 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $5.6 million to the Hawaii Health Information Exchange to facilitate health information exchange.
- $27.3 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $15.8 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $20.4 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $2.1 million for a nutrition and cancer study and $1.8 million to conduct a whole genome scan for modifier genes in colorectal cancer, both at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- $14 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $2.3 million for the Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services in Honolulu.
- $1.5 million for Waianae District Comprehensive Health and Hospital Board, both for increased demand for services, construction and equipment.
- $6.4 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $6 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $4.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant to reduce poverty and help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $3.4 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Hawaii Department of Health to help increase healthy food options and encourage physical activity in Kauai and Maui.
- $762,000 to support 15 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $572,000 for immunization programs.
- $517,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $447,000 for State efforts to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $250,000 to help strengthen community nonprofit groups.
- $200,000 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 $91.3 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