Recovery Act: New Jersey Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $3.1 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of New Jersey* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $2.4 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $202 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $18.7 million for subsidized jobs programs.
- $96.4 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $14.9 million to renovate facilities at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey that support biomedical research.
- $9.5 million to build a facility to study the genetic causes of disorders at Rutgers.
- $71.2 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $11.4 million to the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority to facilitate health information exchange.
- $49.6 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $5.8 million to Ocean Health Initiatives in Lakewood and $1.8 million to CAMcare Health Corp. in Camden for increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $5.6 million to Southern Jersey Family in Hammonton for increased demand, construction, equipment, and health IT.
- $37.5 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $34.1 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $24.7 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $2.8 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $2.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco and $975,000 for chronic disease self-management programs for the elderly.
- $1.4 million to support 29 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $763,000 for State efforts to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $500,000 to strengthen the capacity of community nonprofit groups that serve 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 $356.3 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011