Recovery Act: Iowa Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $929 million in stimulus funds available in the State of Iowa* 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.
- $645 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $74.3 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $4.4 million for construction of a facility at Iowa State University to research Parkinson’s disease, HIV, cancer, spinal muscular atrophy, and food-borne illnesses.
- $49.5 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $23.9 million for Iowa’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $8.4 million to the Iowa Department of Public Health to facilitate health information exchange.
- $34.3 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $2.9 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $18.2 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $16.6 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, and equipment, including:
- $4.2 million for Primary Health Care Inc. in Des Moines for increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $2.1 million for River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa for a new service site, increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $15.7 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $10.9 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $3.3 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for Iowa Department of Public Health programs targeting tobacco use in Linn and Ringgold counties, and $1.2 million for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco use.
- $3.1 million to support 64 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1.5 million for immunization programs.
- $1.4 million to help strengthen community nonprofit groups.
- $1 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $901,000 for State efforts to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $876,000 through the Indian Health Service for health care and sanitation facilities construction, maintenance, and equipment.
*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 $104 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