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800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009
E-Mail: recovery@ventura.org

Funding Categories

The following is the list of Federal grant programs being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some of this funding is based on a formula while other funding is competitive. The decision whether or not to submit a grant proposal for County-eligible competitive funds will be based on program guidelines and the Board of Supervisors’ policy for applying for and accepting grant funding.

Please visit the Ventura County Applications and Awards page for information about Ventura County’s formula awards and grant proposals to date.

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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Grants: Medicaid Federal Matching Assistance Percentage (FMAP) Increase
Amount: $86.6 billion
Description: Funds to provides states with an increase in federal matching funds for state Medicaid expenditures to avoid budget shortfalls.
Agency: State Medicaid
Type: Formula Funding to States
Funding Websites: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/statefundsmap.html
http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/statefunds.html

Grants: Community Health Center Infrastructure Grants
Amount: $1.5 billion
Office: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type: Competitive grants for existing grantees
Description: To renovate clinics and make health information technology improvements.
Websites: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/apply.htm
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/default.htm

Grants: Community Health Center Services Grants
Amount: $500 million was included for Community Health Centers.
Office: Bureau of Primary Health Care
Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type: Competitive grants for existing grantees
Description: To increase the number of uninsured Americans who receive quality healthcare.
Website: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/apply.htm

Grants: Community Health Center Services Grants - New Access Point Grants
Amount: $155 million
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Service Administration
Type: Grants Administered by Department of Health and Human Services.
Description: Funds to create 126 new Community Health Centers.
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/healthcentergrants.html
Facilities Funded: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/applicant.html

Grants: National Health Service Corps
Amount: $300 million
Office: National Health Service Corps
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Service Administration
Type: Competitive grants, scholarships, and loan repayment
Description: To fund training for primary healthcare providers in specific health professional in underserved communities through the National Health Service Corps.
Website: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/applications/

Grants: Health Care Workforce
Amount: $200 million
Office: Bureau of Health Professions
Agency: Health Resources and Service Administration
Type: Competitive grants, scholarships, and loan repayment
Description: To provide for training of health professions
Websites: http://www.hrsa.gov/help/healthprofessions.htm
http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/default.htm

Grants: Biomedical Research
Amount: $8.7 billion
Office: Office of the Director
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Type: Competitive grants
Description: To expand jobs in biomedical research to study diseases.
Website: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02252009statement_arra.htm

Grants: University Research Facilities
Amount: $1.3 billion
Agency: National Institutes of Health - National Center for Research Resources
Type: Competitive grants
Purpose: To renovate and equip university research facilities.
Description: Funding will be used for the construction and renovation of extramural research facilities and for the acquisition research equipment.
Website: http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/

Grants: Prevention and Wellness Program
Amount: $950 million was included for the Center for Disease Control for evidence based clinical and community prevention and wellness programs.
Description: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Type: Competitive Grants
Description: Funds to support state and local efforts to fight preventable chronic diseases and infectious diseases.
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/

Grants: Comparative Effectiveness Health Research
Amount: $1.1 billion
Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Type: Competitive Grants
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of different medical treatments
Description: This funding will be used to conduct or support research to evaluate and compare clinical outcomes, effectiveness, risk, and benefits of two or more medical treatments and services that address a particular medical condition. This research will not be used to mandate coverage decisions or impose one-size-fits-all” medicine on patients. It will be designed to enable medical professionals and patients improve treatment. $300 million will be administered by AHRQ
Website: http://www.ahrq.gov/

Grants: Health Information Technology Grants
Amount: $2 billion
Office: Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, CDC, and Indian Health Service/States or State-Designated Entities Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Type: Competitive Grants
Description: To authorize the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology in order to promote the use and exchange of electronic health information.
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/

Grants: Health Information Technology Improvements
Amount: $17 billion was included to improve investments and incentives through Medicare and Medicaid to ensure widespread adoption and use of interoperable health information technology (HIT).
Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Description: Hospitals and Physician offices will automatically receive benefit through CMS reimbursements. Grants will be available through HHS for other medical agencies.
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/

Grant: Rural Community Facilities
Amount: $130 million
Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture - State Rural Development Office
Type: Competitive grants
Description: Funds to support grants and loans to rural areas for critical community facilities, such as for healthcare, education, fire and rescue, day care, community centers, and libraries.
Website: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/cf/cp.htm

Grant: Indian Health Service
Amount: $500 million
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services - Director of the Indian Health Services
Description: Funds to modernize aging hospitals and health clinics and make healthcare technology upgrades to improve healthcare for underserved rural populations.
Website: http://www.ihs.gov/

Grant: NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research
Amount: $200 million
Agency: National Institutes of Health - Office of Extramural Research
Type: Competitive grants
Description: Funds will support research on specific scientific and health research challenges that will benefit from significant 2-year jumpstart funds.
Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/challenge_award/

  
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SMALL BUSINESS / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Loans: Small Business Administration - 7(a) Loan Guarantee Program
Amount: $375 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Provision: Temporary fee elimination - SBA is directed to collect no fee or reduce fees to the maximum extent possible for the 7(a) loan program.
SBA may guarantee up to 90% of 7(a) loans.
Purpose: To ensure small businesses maintain have access to 7(a) loans that may be used to establish a new business or to assist in the operation, acquisition or expansion of an existing business.
Websites: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/7a/
http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/index.html

Loans: Small Business Administration- 504 Loan Program
Amount: $375 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description: Funds to ensure small businesses maintain adequate access to 504 loans. 504 loans may be used for purchasing land and improvements, including existing buildings, grading, street improvements, utilities, parking lots and landscaping; construction of new facilities, or modernizing, renovating or converting existing facilities; or purchasing long-term machinery and equipment.
Websites: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/cdc504/index.html
http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/index.html

Grants: Business Stabilization Program
Amount: $225 million
Agency: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description: To provide loans on a deferred basis to viable small business concerns that have a qualifying small business loan and are experiencing immediate financial hardship.
Website: http://www.sba.gov

Grants: Economic Development Assistance
Amount: $150 million
Agency: Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration
Description: Funds for economically distressed areas to generate private sector jobs. Priority consideration will be given to those areas that have experienced sudden and severe economic dislocation and job loss due to corporate restructuring.
Type: Competitive Grants
Website: http://www.eda.gov/InvestmentsGrants/Investments.xml

Grants: Community Development Financial Institutions
Amount: $100 million
Agency: U.S. Department of the Treasury
Description: These funds will be used to help spur economic development and low-cost financial services to underserved communities.
Website: http://www.cdfifund.gov/recovery/

Loans: Micro-Loan Program
Amount: $6 million
Agency: Small Business (SBA)
Description: Provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. Under this program, SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders (intermediaries) which, in turn, make loans to eligible borrowers in amounts up to a maximum of $35,000. The average loan size is about $13,000. Applications are submitted to the local intermediary and all credit decisions are made on the local level.
Website: http://www.sba.gov/services/financialassistance/sbaloantopics/microloans/index.html
http://www.sba.gov/recovery/index.html

  
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ARTS

Grants: National Endowment of the Arts Competitive Grants
Agency: National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) - National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
Amount: $30 million
Type: Competitive Grants (Matching requirement waived )
Description: Grants to fund arts projects which preserve jobs in the non-profit arts sector threatened by declines in financial support.
Website: http://www.nea.gov
Helpful Link: http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html

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