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ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas

The Comptroller's office has compiled information, links and dollar amounts for potential funding opportunities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Funding opportunities include competitive grants, grants distributed through preexisting formulas and loan programs. Where possible, we have indicated the amounts available in Texas. Information is subject to change.

To apply: Please contact the administering agency or visit Grants.gov.
FAQs: has additional information on applying for grants and loans.

A printable version of the ARRA Grant and Loan Opportunities in Texas (PDF, 121 KB) is available in .pdf format.

Health & Human Services

Health and Human Services
Program
Title
Administrator Program Description Total Available
(millions)
Source Eligible
Entities
Type of
Assistance
Application
Deadlines
Electronic Health Records U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) and Texas Health and Human Services Commission (Medicaid) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
877-267-2323;
Health and Human Services Commission:
512-424-6500
Medicare and Medicaid Health Information Technology. This reimbursement will encourage doctors, hospitals, and other providers to adopt health information technology. Health and Human Services Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may reimburse eligible providers for the cost of qualified electronic health record (EHR) purchases, implementation and certain operating costs. To be eligible, independent physicians, dentists, nurse mid-wifes and nurse practitioners must have more than 30 percent Medicaid patient volume, pediatricians over 20 percent, and acute care hospitals over 10 percent. Federally qualified health center-based practicing physicians must have over 30 percent of patient population that are needy individuals. Children’s hospitals are eligible and their medicaid share is not specified. ARRA provides funding for hospitals that demonstrate that meaningful EHR technology provides for the electronic exchange of health information to improve the quality of health care coordination. $17,000 Federal (Medicare) and State (Medicaid) Health professionals Reim- bursement Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement payments made no longer than a period of 5 years. Incentive payments phase out in 2016. Incentive payments will be available to providers from 2011.
Emergency Food and Shelter Federal Emergency Management Agency
866-927-5646
Provide food and shelter to homeless individuals, under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Provides additional funding for this program. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board, which is under the control of the director of the Federal Emergency Management Administration and consists of directors of national charities, distributes the funds. $100.0 Federal State and local governments, and non-profit institutions Competitive Grants TBD
Health Center Equipment and IT U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
877-464-4772
Grants for construction, renovation and equipment, and for the acquisition of health information technology systems, for health centers including health center controlled networks receiving operating grants. $1,500.0 Federal Health centers currently receiving operating grants under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b) Competitive Grants TBD
Health Centers U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
877-464-4771
Grants for health center services. The term "health center" means an entity that serves a population that is medically underserved, or a special medically underserved population comprised of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, the homeless, and residents of public housing, by providing, either through the staff and supporting resources of the center or through contracts or cooperative arrangements. $500.0 Federal Health centers currently receiving operating grants under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b) Competitive Grants TBD
Health Information Technology U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
202-690-7151
National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation grants to establish Regional Centers for Health Care Information Enterprise Integration, which will provide technical assistance and disseminate information learned from the Health Information Technology Research Center to implement health information technology. Within 90 days of enactment, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services must publish in the Federal Register requirements for receiving funds and expectations for the creation of regional centers. States and non-profits are eligible for grants to promote health information technology. States and tribal governments are eligible for loans to facilitate the widespread adoption of certified Health Electronic Records technology. $2,000.0 Federal States, non-profit organizations, tribal governments, and health care providers Competitive grants and Loans Loans may not be awarded prior to 1/1/2010
Health Professions Workforce U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
877-464-4773
To address work force shortages in health professions. $75 million is available for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) through 9/30/2011. Funds may provide scholarships, loan repayment, and grants to training programs for equipment. 20 percent is allocated to NHSC for field operations. $500.0 Federal TBD TBD Through
9/30/2011
Health Research U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources
301-435-0879
Grants include: (1) Core Facility Renovation, Repair, and Improvement grants to upgrade core facilities to support the conduct of Public Health Service supported biomedical and/or behavioral research; (2) Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program to expand, remodel, renovate, or alter biomedical or behavioral research facilities; and (3) High-End Instrumentation Program provides grants to groups of National Institutes of Health-supported investigators to purchase a single major item of equipment to be used for biomedical research that costs at least $600,000. Maximum award is $8 million. $1,000.0 Federal Higher education institutions, non-profits, tribal governments and organizations Competitive Grants Through 9/17/2009 for Core Facility grants and 5/6/2009 for High-End Instrument- ation grants
Immun- izations Texas Department of State Health Services
512-458-7111 ext 6432
Immunization program; for vaccines and infrastructure $300.0 Federal States Formula and Competitive Grants TBD
Independent Living Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
800-628-5115
Helps people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep jobs. $1.1 State Independent living centers Formula Grants TBD
Independent Living Centers U.S. Department of Education
800-872-5327
Provides people with disabilities with improved mobility, communication, personal adjustment and self-direction. $88.0 Federal Independent living centers Formula Grants TBD
Independent Living for the Visually Impaired Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
800-628-5115
Grants are made to states to support services for individuals age 55 or older whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment difficult to obtain but for whom independent living goals are feasible. $2.3 State Independent living centers Formula Grants TBD
Infection Reduction Department of State Health Services
512-458-7640
Prevention and Wellness Fund grants for healthcare associated infections reduction activities. CDC will allocate $40 million to all 50 states. CDC will also use ARRA funds for new activities in the state-based Emerging Infections Programs. $50.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Medical Research Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
301-427-1364
Funding for research to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, risk, and benefits of two or more medical treatments and services that address a particular medical condition. (Through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.) $300.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Medical Research National Institutes of Health
301-496-4000
Funding for research to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, risk, and benefits of two or more medical treatments and services that address a particular medical condition. (Through the National Institutes of Health.) $400.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Medical Research U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
202-619-0257
Funding for research to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, effectiveness, risk, and benefits of two or more medical treatments and services that address a particular medical condition. (Through the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.) $400.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Prevention Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
202-619-0257
Prevention and Wellness Fund grants for evidence-based clinical prevention services and community-based prevention programs. $650.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Public and International Health Research National Institutes of Health
301-496-4000
Public and international health research projects that can be completed in two years. This includes $200 million for National Institutes of Health Challenge Grants to address specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods. $800.0 Federal Higher education institutions, non-profits, tribal governments and organizations Competitive Grants TBD
Research Equipment U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources
301-435-0766
Grants for shared instrumentation and other capital research equipment. $300.0 Federal Higher education institutions, non-profits, tribal governments and organizations Competitive Grants 3/23/2009
Scientific Research U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
301-496-4000
Grants for scientific research. $7,400.0 Federal TBD TBD TBD
Services for the Elderly Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
512-438-4284
Aging Services Program Grants for the establishment and operation of nutrition projects (meals) for seniors, including congregate nutrition services provided at senior centers and other community sites; home-delivered nutrition services for frail elders; and Native American nutrition programs. For Texas: $4,012,217 for congregate nutrition and $1,975,245 for home-delivered nutrition. $6.0 State Non-profit organizations Formula Grants Available to states March 2009
Social Services for Children and Families U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
202-619-0257
Children and Families Services Program Grants to non-profit organizations; to expand social services to communities affected by the current economic downturn. Grantees must have clear, measurable goals, and must be able to evaluate the success of their programs $50.0 Federal States and public and other organizations and agencies Competitive Grants TBD
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