Recovery Act: Minnesota Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $2.6 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Minnesota* 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.
- $2.1 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $142.7 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $3.5 million for renovation of facilities for enhanced research in neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases at the University of Minnesota.
- $1.9 million for construction of core research facilities at the Mayo Medical School.
- $90 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $13.7 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $66.5 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $15 million to the Mayo Clinic for a Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Project on leveraging health IT to improve health care quality.
- $12.3 million to the Mayo Clinic to create a Beacon Community to serve as a pilot for the widespread use of health IT.
- $33.7 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $26.9 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $19.9 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $3 million for the Northern Minnesota Network of Isanti for health IT.
- $968,000 for Southside Community Health Services, for increased demand, construction, and equipment in Minneapolis.
- $12.3 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help reduce poverty.
- $6.1 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from the EPA, for health and sanitation facilities construction, maintenance, equipment, and health IT.
- $5.9 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Minnesota Department of Health for anti-obesity programs in Minneapolis and Olmstead County; $4 million for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco; and $600,000 for chronic disease self-management programs for the elderly.
- $4 million to support 89 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $3.3 million for immunization programs.
- $1.9 million to strengthen community non-profit groups that 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 $294.3 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