Recovery Act: Mississippi Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $1.2 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Mississippi* 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.
- $890.4 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $61.3 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $35.2 million for Mississippi’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $14.7 million to Delta Health Alliance in Stoneville to establish a Beacon Community, a pilot health IT project, focusing on improving care for individuals needing long-term or home care.
- $10.4 million to the State of Mississippi to facilitate health information exchange.
- $38.9 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs for expansion and quality improvement.
- $36.9 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $25.8 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $31.5 million for Community Health Center construction, renovation, equipment, increased demand for services, and health IT:
- $6.3 million for Biloxi’s Coastal Family Health Center for increased services, construction, equipment, and health IT.
- $5.8 million for Central Mississippi Civic Improvement in Jackson for increased services, construction, and equipment.
- $31.2 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $20.6 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $13.9 million to build a research facility at the University of Mississippi.
- $15.6 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and assist low-income residents in becoming self-sufficient.
- $4.3 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco and $400,000 for chronic disease self-management programs for the elderly.
- $2.5 million through the Indian Health Service for health facilities construction, equipment, sanitation facilities, and maintenance.
- $2 million to support 50 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $958,000 for immunization programs.
- $907,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
*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 $142.1 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