DSHS and the Recovery Act

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act LogoFederal Stimulus and The Texas Department of State Health Services

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes funding for a number of health and human services programs. The Texas Department of State Health Services will update this webpage as more information becomes available about what the federal stimulus means for health services in Texas.

DSHS Awarded ARRA Grants: 

  • Ambulatory Surgical Center-Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Initiative
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work Component I – Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work Component II – Nutrition, Mother-Friendly Worksite
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work Component III – Tobacco Cessation thru Quitlines and Media
  • Communities Putting Prevention to Work Component IV – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey Supplement for Healthy Communities
  • Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity-Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Immunization and Vaccines for Children Grant
  • Interoperability of Electronic Health Records and Immunization Information Systems - ImmTrac
  • Primary Care Office – National Health Service Corps
  • Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity - Rotavirus Grant
  • WIC Electronic Benefits Transfer Project Grant
  • WIC Miscellaneous Technology Grant 

DSHS and the Recovery Act Reports

ARRA Quarterly Reports

Current Reporting Period (03-31-13)

ARRA Weekly Reports

DSHS provides weekly reports on stimulus funds requested, received and spent to the Texas Comptroller's Office. These reports are available on the Comptrollers Texas Recovery website.

DSHS Intended Use Plans

In accordance with Article XII of the General Appropriations Act passed by the 81st Legislature, by September 30, 2009 DSHS submitted Intended Use Plans for appropriations from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

DSHS and the Recovery Act Whistleblower Information

Section 1553 of Division A, Title XV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, P.L. 111-5, provides protections for certain individuals who make specific disclosures about uses of Recovery Act funds.

Please see additional information on federal Recovery Act website:  http://www.recovery.gov/arra/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/WhistleBlowerInformation.aspx

All Recovery Act job sites must post signage of Whistleblower protections.

Please see additional information on federal Recovery Act website:  http://www.recovery.gov/arra/Contact/ReportFraud/Documents/WhistleblowerPoster.pdf  

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – Public Law:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/Public_Law-111-5.pdf

Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse:

https://sao.fraud.state.tx.us/hotline.aspx

http://www.recovery.gov/arra/Contact/ReportFraud/Pages/Report_Fraud.aspx

Contact Information:

For additional information regarding ARRA grant awards, Intended Use Plans, or archived ARRA Quarterly Reports, please contact DSHS at ARRA@dshs.state.tx.us

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Last updated June 27, 2014