Recovery Act: New York Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $15.9 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of New York* 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.
- $13.2 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $861.1 million for scientific research, equipment and facilities, including:
- $15 million for research facilities at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
- $14.2 million for a biomedical research facility at State University of New York at Stony Brook.
- $723 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $25.6 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $121.5 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $103 million for Community Health Center services, construction, equipment, and health information technology (IT), including:
- $15 million to Urban Health Plan, Bronx, for a new service site, construction, equipment, and increased demand.
- $2.9 million to Hudson Healthwaters Health Network in Queensbury for increased demand for services and construction.
- $99.6 million for health IT, including:
- $22.4 million to New York eHealth Collaborative to facilitate health information exchange.
- $16.1 million to the Western New York Clinical Information Exchange to establish a Beacon Community, a pilot project to promote use of health IT.
- $5.6 million to Columbia University to develop training programs for specialized health IT jobs.
- $92.7 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $86.1 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $31.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative to prevent obesity and tobacco use in New York City and $7 million for State efforts targeting obesity and tobacco.
- $10.5 million for immunization programs.
- $10 million to support 199 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $6.2 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
- $2.3 million to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit groups to help 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 $2 billion 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