Recovery Act: Utah Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $588.5 million in stimulus funds available in the State of Utah* 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.
- $374.4 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $77.7 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $8 million for expansion at the University of Utah to provide a cutting-edge interdisciplinary environment for research.
- $30.5 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $15.8 million to HealthInsight, Salt Lake City, to create a Beacon Community pilot project to promote the widespread use of health IT with a focus on diabetes management.
- 7.8 million to HealthInsight, Utah–Nevada, to create a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other providers.
- $24.2 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $22.5 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $16.5 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $10.3 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $2 million for Community Health Center Inc., Salt Lake City, for increased demand for services, construction and equipment.
- $1.6 million for Wasatch Homeless Health Care/4th St. Clinic, Salt Lake City, for construction, increased demand, equipment, and health IT.
- $5 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and assist low-income residents.
- $3 million to support 67 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $1.6 million for immunization programs.
- $1.1 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco use and $299,000 for programs that help seniors better self-manage their chronic diseases.
- $586,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly in home and community settings.
*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 $51.8 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 29, 2011