Recovery Act: North Dakota Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $186.7 million in stimulus funds available in the State of North Dakota* 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.
- $122.5 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $9.3 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health information technology (IT), including:
- $7.6 million to Family Healthcare Center in Fargo for construction, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $593,000 to Valley Community Health Center in Northwood for health IT, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $6.7 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $5.7 million for health IT, including $5.3 million for the State of North Dakota, Information Technology Department, to facilitate health information exchange.
- $5.7 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for subsidized jobs programs.
- $5.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $4.5 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $2.3 million for research at the Center for Visual Neuroscience at North Dakota State University.
- $80,000 for the Spirit Lake Sioux Nation Diabetes Education Project at Cankdeska Cikana Community College.
- $4.5 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from the EPA, for health facilities construction, equipment, sanitation facilities and maintenance and health IT.
- $4.2 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and to improve quality.
- $1.1 million to support 24 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1.1 million for immunization programs.
- $556,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly, including $71,000 for elderly Native Americans.
- $364,000 for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco.
*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 $21.3 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