Recovery Act: Michigan Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made more than $3.8 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Michigan* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve health care, expand access to health care services, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $2.8 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $261.9 million for scientific research, facilities, and equipment, including:
- $14.8 million for expansion of research facilities at the University of Michigan.
- $7.5 million for new nursing research facilities at Michigan State University.
- $232.6 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $168.2 million for health information technology (IT) programs, including:
- $115.3 million for Michigan’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $16.2 million to Southeastern Michigan Health Association to create a Beacon Community, a pilot project to lead the way for meaningful use of health IT.
- $63.4 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $59.1 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $48.7 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $11 million for Bangor’s Intercare Community Health Network and $1.1 million for Detroit’s Community Health and Social Services Center, both for increased demand, construction and equipment.
- $2.3 million for the Michigan Primary Care Association for health IT.
- $37.1 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $6.6 million to support 143 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $4.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State efforts targeting obesity and tobacco.
- $3.6 million for immunization programs.
- $3.2 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $2.5 million through the Indian Health Service, including EPA funds, for facilities maintenance and improvements, equipment, sanitation facilities, and health IT.
*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 $376.2 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 29, 2011