Recovery Act: Washington Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $2.9 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Washington* 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.
- $2.1 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $341 million for scientific research, equipment, and facilities.
- $9.6 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for construction of a computing and data center to support research on cancer and other diseases
- $114.6 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $17.2 million for subsidized employment programs.
- $59.2 million for health IT, including:
- $15.7 million to Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane to create a Beacon Community pilot project to promote the use of health IT and $6.4 million to Bellevue College to create health IT training programs..
- $10.9 million for Washington’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $47.7 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $47.3 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health information technology (IT), including:
- $3.8 million to Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic for increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $3 million for the Community Health Association of Spokane for a new service site, increased demand, construction, and equipment.
- $35.1 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $25.5 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for Seattle and King County Department of Public Health programs for obesity and tobacco prevention.
- $12.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to help low-income residents become self-sufficient
- $7.3 million through the Indian Health Service, including EPA funds, for health care and sanitation facilities construction, maintenance and improvements, equipment, and health IT.
- $6.9 million to support 146 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $3.9 million for immunization programs.
- $2.2 million 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 $357.4 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