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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Alabama expects to receive approximately $3 billion in federal stimulus funds. Alabama state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, businesses, and schools will have the opportunity to compete for billions more in competitive grants and loans. 

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) created a stimulus package contains more than $400 billion in spending measures, including substantial amounts for education, workforce development, energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives, health care, social services, science, technology, law enforcement, and public and private infrastructure.  In addition, the package contains more than $300 billion in tax cuts and tax incentives that provide substantial benefits for individuals, businesses, and governments.

Stimulus.Alabama.gov - Governor's Recovery Act Website

Report Misuse of Stimulus Funds and Other Misconduct

The State of Alabama is committed to using its Recovery Funds in the manner intended under the Recovery Act.  If you have information you believe shows that Alabama State Recovery Funds are being used improperly, you are requested to provide this information through an online form located at the link below.

Report Stimulus Misuse

ADPH Grants

  • State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

  • Grant Name:  State Supplemental Funding for Healthy Communities, Tobacco Control, Diabetes Prevention and Control, and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

    CFDA #:

    93.723

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    11/24/2009

    Award Date:

    02/06/2010

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    2

    Funds Awarded:

    $766,182

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $0

    Funds Expended:

    $135,801.41

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    This grant will be administered by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional and Support Services and the Bureau of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease.  Funds will be utilized to hire staff, provide training, supplies, and for travel costs.

    Details:

    ADPH proposes a statewide policy to address nutritional quality of foods in vending machines in all state agencies and will partner with the State Department of Education to create quality physical education policy guidelines.  Secondly, ADPH will work to secure a statewide smoke-free policy.  Thirdly, ADPH will expand the Quitline services to online users.

    Grant Name:  Strengthening the Evidence Based Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases, Evaluation of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, and Other High Priority Vaccine Preventable Diseases

    CFDA #:

    93.712

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    7/31/2009

    Award Date:

    8/30/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    2

    Funds Awarded:

    $150,000.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $79,846.36

    Fund Expended:

    $79,846.36

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    ADPH will administer this program using no contracts/contractors.  The funds will be used for programmatic expenses; salary, supplies, travel, and training.

    Details:

    To enhance laboratory and epidemiologic surveillance for meningococcal disease, ADPH will ensure specimens from cases with meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis are tested to identify serogroup.  Specimens will be sent to the CDC for verification of serogroup.  Furthermore, to evaluate the effectiveness of a single dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine against meningococcal disease caused by serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135 in adolescents aged 11-23 years, all cases of N. meningitidis will be invited to enroll in a CDC-designed case-control study, along with controls, matched on age and geographic location, per case.

    Enhanced surveillance for Haemophilus influenza and serotyping of isolates are critical to determining the impact of the recommendation to defer the booster dose in response to the current Hib vaccine shortage.  To meet this goal, ADPH will strengthen case finding and invertigatino of invasive disease in children <5  years of age caused by H. influenza.

    Grant Name:  Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Healthcare-Associated Infections - Building and Sustaining State Programs to Prevent Healthcare-associated Infections

    CFDA #:

    93.717

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    6/26/2009

    Award Date:

    9/01/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    2

    Funds Awarded:

    $487,133.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $152,354.84

    Funds Expended:

    $152,354.84

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    Bolstered by state legislation that goes into effect August 1, 2009, requiring all licensed hospitals to collect and report HAI data, ADPH will form an Advisory Council to develop and implement a program to monitor the incidence rate of three distinct areas of HAI and provide internal and external comparisons of the information in order to further develop prevention activities among healthcare providers and the general public.

    Details:

    The purpose of this program is to assist state public health agencies improve surveillance for, and response to, infectious diseases by (1) strengthening epidemiologic capacity; (2) enhancing laboratory practice; (3) improving information systems; and (4) developing and implementing prevention and control strategies.  This supplemental will provide technical assistance to state health departments to make critical short-term investments that will provide for a sustainable state infrastructure on HAI prevention and significant progress toward preventing HAIs.

    Grant Name:  Immunization Grant and Vaccines for Children Program - Supplemental Funding for Reaching More Children and Adults

    CFDA #:

    93.712

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    6/30/2009

    Award Date:

    9/15/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    1

    Funds Awarded:

    $947,635.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $947,635.00

    Funds Expended:

    $947,635.00

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    This grant will support the ADPH Annual Influenza Immunization Program infrastructure.  The program will use these funds to increase vaccination coverage levels for children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan within its geographical borders.  Activities will include: collaboration with key stakeholders and partners; mass media campaigns; distribution of pertinent, culturally sensitive, and age appropriate education material; technical assistance; participation in community health fairs, churches, and other relevant venues.

    Details:

    It takes more than vaccine to vaccinate a population.  Section 317 grantees have been allocated ARRA funding to purchase priority vaccines; these ARRA funds will support the operations infrastructure needed to deliver and account for those vaccinated. The costs to fully vaccinate a child, adolescent, or adult have grown substantially in the past 10 years because the number of recommended vaccines has increased and because new recommendations have expanded the size of vaccination target populations.

    Most individuals in the U.S. receive vaccination benefits through private health insurance, government-supported insurance such as SCHIP and Medicare, or through an entitlement to certain children, the Vaccines for Children program.  However, vaccinations for many individuals are not covered by this combination of programs and health insurance.  These individuals either pay for immunization services out-of-pocket, receive immunizations from local, state, or federal discretionary government funding, including the federal Section 317 program, or go unvaccinated.

    Grant Name:  State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

    CFDA #:

    93.402

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    7/31/2009

    Award Date:

    9/16/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    3

    Funds Awarded:

    $350,000.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $350,000.00

    Funds Expended:

    $52,500.00

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    The ARRA-funded Alabama State Loan Repayment Program (ASLRP) will fund loan repayment sub-grants to qualified dental and mental healthcare professionals.  With this award, ten dental and mental health professionals can receive funding to assist with repayment of loans.  

    Details:

    Selected employing health care organizations will be required to provide a matching sub-grant to each dental and mental health professional for two years at a maximum of $17,500.00 per year.

    Grant Name:  ARRA - Primary Care Offices

    CFDA #:

    93.414

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    7/31/2009

    Award Date:

    9/16/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    .4

    Funds Awarded:

    $76,440.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $76,440.00

    Funds Expended:

    $49,999.15

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    The goal is to increase the number of National Health Service Corps Recruitment and Retention applications reviewed, recommended, and subsequently filled by qualified healthcare providers, serving populations in critical shortage areas.  Funds will be used for staff salary, fringe, and direct costs.

    Details:

    This funding is for the development and processing of National Health Service Corps Recruitment and Retention Applications.


    Grant Name:  Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

    CFDA #:

    10.578

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    5/29/2009

    Award Date:

    10/01/2009

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    1

    Funds Awarded:

    $218,513.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $128,654.67

    Funds Expended:

    $128,654.67

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    Funds will be used to conduct an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) readiness study.

    Details:

    This grant allows WIC state agencies to establish, improve or administer management information systems (MIS) for WIC, to include changes necessary to meet new legislative or regulatory requirements and including the use of electronic benefits transfer in the WIC Program.  Funds may be used to conduct feasibility study, paper cost analysis, retailer surveys, and other EBT planning work.

    Grant Name:  Ambulatory Surgical Center Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Initiative

    CFDA #:

    93.720

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    9/25/2009

    Award Date:

    11/06/9

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    0

    Funds Awarded:

    $47,767.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $47,767.00

    Funds Expended:

    $43,291.27

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    The funds will be used for programmatic expenses; salary, supplies, travel, and training.

    Details:

    This initiative will significantly expand the awareness of proper infection control technique among Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) and State Agencies (SA), increase the extent to which infection control deficiencies are both identified and remedied, and prevent future serious infections in ASCs by:  (a) Improving SA inspection capability and frequency for onsite surveys of ASCs nationwide, (b) Using a new infection control survey tool developed by the CDC and CMS, (c) Improving the survey process through the use of a CMS tracer methodology, and (d) Using multi-person teams for ASCs over a certain size or complexity.

    Grant Name:  ARRA BRFSS Supplement Communities Putting Prevention to Work

    CFDA #:

    93.724

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    05/12/2010

    Award Date:

    08/03/2010

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    0

    Funds Awarded:

    $348,452.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $98,719.94

    Funds Expended:

    $98,719.94

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    This grant will be administered by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional and Support Services and the Bureau of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease.  Funds will be utilized to hire staff, provide training, supplies, and for travel costs.

    Details:

     

    Grant Name:  FMAP Increase

    CFDA #:

    93.778

    Status:

    Approved Formula

    Application Date:

    N/A

    Award Date:

    N/A

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    N/A

    Funds Awarded:

    $24,895,252.70

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $24,895,252.70

    Funds Expended:

    $24,895,252.70

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

     

    Details:

    CFDA #

    93.723

    Status:

    Approved

    Application Date:

    11/24/2009

    Award Date:

    02/06/2010

    Jobs Created/Retained:

    2

    Funds Awarded:

    $830,665.00

    Funds Received/Invoiced to Date:

    $118,763.49

    Funds Expended:

    $118,763.49

    How Program Will Be Administered and Funds Expended:

    This grant will be administered by the Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional and Support Services and the Bureau of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. Funds are utilized for staff, to provide training, supplies and for travel costs.

    Details:

    Component 1a: The site visits to each of the schools started in November. The Departments of Health and Education are jointly conducting visits. They will include time with each school to compare the school's current curriculum with the new instruction guide. The vending machine continues to proceed. The state team has checked to ensure that the machines are stocked with the right items. Each week the machines are restocked. A list of other state agencies to share the project materials in January is being created.

    Component 1b: Tobacco- Area tobacco coordinators are distributing their Clean Air Information packets to educate partners and decision makers. Key Informant Surveys and Community Assessments are continuing to be completed by volunteers throughout the state in all legislative districts. Legislative targets have been adjusted since the November election and work has begun on educating the new targets on the dangers of secondhand smoke.

    Recovery.org

    Recovery.gov is a website that allows allows you, the taxpayer, to see how the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is being distributed and managed.  Within days after the signing of the legislation, Federal agencies started distributing funds.  As the agencies report data to Recovery.gov, the states, Congressional districts, and even Federal contractors that receive Recovery funds will be listed.  Information is displayed visually, through maps, charts, and graphics.


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