Recovery Act: Missouri Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made approximately $2.4 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Missouri* 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.
- $1.8 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $190 million for scientific research, facilities, and equipment, including:
- $14.3 million to construct a facility for the Genome Data Center Initiative at the Washington University School of Medicine.
- $69.9 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $47.9 million for Missouri’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $13.8 million to the Missouri Department of Social Services to facilitate health information exchange.
- $8.2 million to the Curators of the University of Missouri, Columbia, to establish a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other providers.
- $49.3 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $18.4 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $39.2 million for Early Head Start and Head Start to expand services and improve quality.
- $39 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $28.7 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment and health IT, including:
- $2.1 million for Model Cities Health Corp. of Kansas City and $1.3 million for Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, both for construction, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $1.1 million for St. Louis Integrated Health Network for health IT.
- $28 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $8 million to support 172 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $7.6 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for St. Louis County tobacco prevention programs and $1.9 million for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco.
- $2 million to strengthen community non-profit groups that help the needy.
- $1.9 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $1.8 million for immunization programs.
- $633,000 for chronic disease self-management programs for seniors.
*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 $271.4 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