Recovery Act: New Mexico Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $985.2 million in stimulus funds available in the State of New Mexico* 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.
- $734.7 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $50.7 million for scientific research and facilities, including:
- $9.6 million for renovations at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.
- $48.6 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from the EPA, for health information technology, sanitation facilities, medical equipment, maintenance, and improvement.
- $35.6 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $26.3 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs for expansion and quality improvements.
- $21 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment and health information technology (IT), including:
- $2.7 million to First Choice Community Healthcare in Albuquerque, and $798,000 to Las Clinicas del Norte in El Rito, both for increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $18.5 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and to improve quality.
- $18.3 million for health IT, including:
- $7.1 million to the Lovelace Clinic Foundation to facilitate health information exchange and $6.9 million to Lovelace to create a Regional Extension Center.
- $5.8 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $2.1 million to support 47 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1.5 million for State efforts to fight healthcare-associated infections.
- $1.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco and $859,000 for the Pueblo of Jemez and Human Services Department to increase healthy food options and encourage physical activity.
- $1.1 million for immunization programs.
- $825,000 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 $116.2 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