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