First Lady Michelle Obama announced the release of more than $12 million in grants to community health centers in Indiana yesterday. The funds are part of the Obama Administration's federal recovery and stimulus plan known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
According to the White House, the grants will help address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs and increase access to health care for millions in Indiana.
"Community Health Centers provide care to the Americans who need it most and their work has never been more important," said Obama. "These grants will help centers in Indiana serve more Americans who simply can't afford insurance coverage anymore."
The Recovery Act Capital Improvement Program (CIP) grants will support the construction, repair and renovation of over 1,500 health center sites nationwide. More than 650 centers will use the funds to purchase new equipment or health information technology (HIT) systems, and nearly 400 health centers will adopt and expand the use of electronic health records.
The Capitol Improvement grant awards are the third set of health center grants provided through the Recovery Act. On March 2, President Obama announced grants worth $155 million to establish 126 new health center sites and on March 27, HHS also awarded $338 Million in Increased Demand for Services grants for health centers.
The funds have been made available to allow health centers to provide care to more than 2 million additional patients over the next two years, including approximately 1 million uninsured people.
$5,234,720 Disproportionate Share Hospitals Allotments for Fiscal Year 2009
$1,945,401 ARRA Funding Distribution for Nutrition Services to States
$4,775,943 State Adoption Assistance and Foster Care Funding Table
$441,446,403 Medicaid Prescription Drug Program Funding
$4,931,859 Community Health Care Services (IDS) Grant
$4,171,697 Immunization Funding
$42,764,321 Child Care and Development Fund Fiscal Year 2009
$14,558,833 Recovery Funding for Community Services Block Grant
$2,600,000 New Access Points Community Health Care Services Grant
$12,229,715 HRSA Recovery CIP (Construction, repair renovation of health centers)
$534,658,892 Indiana Total ARRA funds to date
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