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Where Your Money Is Going

Where your Recovery  funds are going: (Numbers are in billions) Improving & Preserving Health Care, 90.4; Health IT, 48.8; Children & Community Services, 12.4; Scientific Research  & Facilities, 10.0; Community Health, 2.8; Comparitive Effectiveness  1.1; Prevention & Wellness, 1.0; Accountibility & IT Security, 0.1.

The above funding levels for Improving and Preserving Health Care and for Health IT are estimates as of May 1, 2009. These estimates are being further refined and the chart will be updated when new estimates are available.

Funding Where You Live


What You Can Do

You can be involved in this effort by:


HHS Establishes the Strengthening Communities Fund

Partnering with Private and public organizations , HHS will provide one-time, two year grants to aid communities severely affected by the economic downturn. Non-Profits, Faith-Based, states, cities, counties and Tribal/Native American organizations which help families may apply for grants through two components of the Fund: 1) Non-Profit Capacity-Building Program, and 2) the State, Local, and Tribal Government Capacity-Building Program.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Council

The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) will coordinate the research efforts to compare medical treatments and strategies to improve health. This information is essential for clinicians and patients to decide on the best treatment. It also enables our nation to improve the health of communities and the performance of the health system.

Where to Go For Assistance

Most of Recovery Act funding will go to States, Territories, and Tribes, who will in turn distribute funds through grants, contracts, subsidies, loan programs, etc. Be sure to check your State Web site for information. Additionally, check the list of State Recovery sites for a link to your state.

Grants announced at the Federal level are announced on

To learn if you are eligible to receive government benefits, visit Government loans are available at

Federal contracting opportunities are listed at FedBizOps.