Recovery Act: New Hampshire Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $428.1 million in stimulus funds available in the State of New Hampshire* 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.
- $299.9 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $50.9 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $9.3 million to Dartmouth College to build surgical suites for research on new procedures and image-guided interventions.
- $20.7 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health information technology (IT), including:
- $3.4 million for Littleton’s Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc. and $3.2 million for Newmarket’s Lamprey Health Care for construction, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $1.5 million for Community Health Access Network, New Market, for health IT.
- $631,000 for Manchester Community Health Center for construction, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $10.5 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $5.8 million for health IT, including:
- $6.2 million to Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Inc. to create a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other health care providers.
- $5.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $4.9 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $4.7 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $1.1 million to support 24 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $927,000 for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting tobacco and obesity.
- $766,000 for State efforts to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $604,000 for immunization programs.
- $485,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $250,000 to strengthen community non-profit groups that serve the needy.
- $200,000 to support community programs that help seniors better self-manage 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 $46.9 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 Updated: November 18, 2011