Recovery Act: North Carolina Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $3.5 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of North Carolina* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions 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.
- $2.5 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $370.7 million for scientific research, facilities, and equipment, including:
- $19.1 million to Duke University for construction of research facilities.
- $153.4 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $82 million for North Carolina’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $20.8 million to Pitt Community College and $4 million to Duke University to create health IT training programs.
- $15.9 million to Southern Piedmont Community Care Plan Inc. to create a Beacon Community, a pilot project using health IT to improve the quality of care for individuals with chronic diseases.
- $13.6 million to UNC-Chapel Hill to create a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support to health care providers.
- $115.5 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $11.7 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $74.1 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $67.8 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $33.3 million for Community Health Centers, including:
- $3.8 million to Greene County Healthcare Inc. for increased demand for services, construction, equipment, and health IT.
- $3 million to Gaston Family Health Services Inc. for a new service site, construction, equipment and increased demand.
- $23.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to fight poverty and help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $5.4 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco.
- $9.2 million for immunization programs.
- $4.8 million to support 106 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $2.6 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from EPA, for construction of health care facilities, maintenance and improvement, water and wastewater sanitation projects, medical equipment, and health IT.
*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 $358.4 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