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HHS Awards $14.2 Million to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Funding is intended to develop, implement, and test strategies to increase the adoption and dissemination of interventions based on patient-centered outcomes research among racial and ethnic minority populations.


Risk Management Services Series of Recovery Act Technical Assistance Webinars

ED's Risk Management Service (RMS) is coordinating a series of webinars to assist ED grantees and sub-grantees in managing grants under the Recovery Act (ARRA).



HHS Awards $96 Million to Train Health Professionals

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the awarding of $96 million in grants to increase diversity in the health professions workforce and encourage nurses to choose careers as nurse educators.



Department of Labor features Reemployment Works: ETA and NASWA Highlight Best Practices

A joint campaign by the department?s Employment and Training Administration and the National Association of Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has been launched to highlight how states are investing their Recovery Act funds to improve services for unemployed workers. The Reemployment Works! online community utilizes webinars, blog posts, wikis, and live discussion threads to foster information-sharing and peer-to-peer technical assistance across the workforce system.



HHS Secretary Sebelius Announces $1 Billion in NIH Recovery Act Awards

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced one billion dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds have been awarded to construct, repair and renovate scientific research laboratories and related facilities across the country.



Supporting State Child Care Efforts with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds

A new report from the National Women's Law Center, entitled Supporting State Child Care Efforts with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds (April 2010), looks at how states are using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to maintain or increase access to child care for children and families.



Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius Announce Beacon Communities to Lead the Way in Demonstrating Meaningful Use of Health IT

Secretary Sebelius joined Vice President Biden in announcing the selection of 15 Health Information Technology pilot communities through the Recovery Act Beacon Community Program.



HHS Announces Additional $162 Million in Recovery Act Investment to Advance Widespread Meaningful Use of Health IT

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced awards to help states facilitate health information exchange and advance health information technology (health IT). Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, today?s awards are part of the $2 billion effort to achieve widespread meaningful use of health IT and provide use of an electronic health record by every citizen by the year 2014. Every state and eligible territory has now been awarded funds under this program.



Medicaid Spending, Coverage and Policy in the Midst of a Recession

This annual 50-state survey finds that number of people on Medicaid and state spending on the program are climbing sharply as a result of the recession, straining state budgets and pressuring officials to curb costs despite increased financial help from the federal government through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). From the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.



VP Biden Submits First Annual Report on Progress Implementing ARRA

Read the Vice President's First Annual Report to the President on Progress Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.



$1 Billion ARRA Funds Awarded in Health IT, Training

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis today announced a total of nearly $1 billion in Recovery Act awards to help health care providers advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (IT) and train workers for the health care jobs of the future.



Center for Disabilities Studies (DE) Receives $1M in ARRA Funding to Expand Early Head Start Program

New Directions Early Head Start (NDEHS), a project of the Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware, has received a grant through ARRA to expand its services to pregnant women and young children.



Temporary Increase in FMAP

This notice finalizes the methodology for calculating the higher Federal matching funding that is made available under Section 5001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and provides the final calculation of the adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rates for the third and fourth quarters of Fiscal Year 2009 (FY09).



Office of Management and Budget database on federal spending



Foundations for Education Excellence

The Foundation Center today announced the launch of "Foundations for Education Excellence," a national initiative it is supporting to engage philanthropic institutions and education leaders across the country in a unified, strategic drive to improve public education. The cornerstone of this initiative is a new online resource center that will help education funders align their grantmaking ? and maximize their overall impact ? with funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).



Opportunities Under the TANF Emergency Fund Created by the Federal Recovery Act

While many states have applied for TANF emergency funds, many states have not developed plans to fully access the funding available to them. Many states report that the fact that the TANF emergency funds cover 80 percent - not 100 percent - of increased expenditures in these categories is a barrier to utilizing the funding. This report provides many examples for how states can use these additional TANF funds to provide needed help to struggling families.

pdf File Opportunities Under the TANF Emergency Fund Created by the Federal Recovery Act.pdf [download]
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