Recovery Act: Illinois Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made more than $4.7 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Illinois* 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.
- $3.6 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $312.4 million for scientific research, facilities and equipment, including:
- $9.9 million to the University of Illinois, Chicago, for construction and renovation of research space.
- $252.9 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $194.3 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $100.1 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, and equipment, including:
- $13.6 million for Chicago’s Lawndale Christian Health Center for a new service site, increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $85.2 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $73.8 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $54 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $18.8 million to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to facilitate health information exchange.
- $15 million to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project to develop technologies to reduce security risks.
- $46.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $15.9 million for Cook County Department of Public Health/Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago to promote nutrition and physical activity and $11.6 million for the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago to help implement citywide strategies to decrease tobacco use, both part of the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative.
- $10.3 million to support 219 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $6.4 million through the Indian Health Service for health care and sanitation facilities construction, maintenance and equipment.
- $3.8 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $3.5 million for immunization programs.
- $1.3 million to strengthen community non-profit groups to help the needy.
*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 $465.2 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