Recovery Act: Wyoming Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $156.1 million in stimulus funds available in the State of Wyoming* 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.
- $128.8 million for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $6.8 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $4.8 million to the Office of the Governor to facilitate health information exchange.
- $4.9 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income residents become self-sufficient.
- $4.3 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand services and improve quality.
- $2.8 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase child care access and improve quality.
- $2.7 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $986,000 to Community Health Center of Central Wyoming in Casper and $469,000 to Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, both for increased demand for services, construction, and equipment.
- $822,000 to support 19 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $820,000 for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $779,000 for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for State programs targeting obesity and tobacco use.
- $779,000 for scientific research, equipment, and facilities, including:
- $273,000 to the University of Wyoming for research on protein processing to help better fight human disease.
- $143,000 to Square One Systems Design for robotic equipment that allows crystals of biological macromolecules to be produced in greater numbers and rapidly mounted, resulting in more efficient use of X-ray resources.
- $509,000 for meals and nutrition services for the elderly at home and in 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 $20.3 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