Recovery Act: Nebraska Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $488.9 million in stimulus funds available in the State of Nebraska* 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.
- $330.2 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $50.9 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $8 million for a facility investigating viruses at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
- $8 million for renovations to facilitate research to improve treatment of cancer patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
- $16.3 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $15.9 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $6.8 million to the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services to facilitate health information exchange.
- $13 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $12 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $7 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $6.4 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $2.7 million to OneWorld Community Health Center in Omaha and $677,531 to the East Central District Health Department in Columbus for increased demand for services, construction, equipment, and health IT.
- $5.7 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for Douglas County Health Department to increase healthy food options and encourage physical activity.
- $3.6 million through the Indian Health Service, including EPA funds, for facilities maintenance and improvement, equipment, health IT and sanitation facilities.
- $2.1 million to support 45 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1 million to help strengthen community nonprofit groups that help the needy.
- $592,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $547,000 for immunization programs.
- $200,000 to support community programs that help seniors self-manage their chronic diseases.
*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 $50.9 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 Update: November 18, 2011