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Health ARRA Grant Information

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award $8.2 billion in ARRA funding for projects that will stimulate the economy and create or retain jobs, and that have the potential for making scientific progress in two years. At this time NIH intends to fund both recently peer reviewed and new highly meritorious research projects that can be accomplished in two years or less; supplement current grants; and support new activities such as the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research.

The National Center for Research Resources within the National Institutes of Health received $1 billion in ARRA funding for construction, repairs, and alterations in support of all NIH-funded research institutions. See Request for Applications Number RFA-RR-09-007 and Request for Applications Number RFA-RR-09-008 for details.

The ARRA also provides $300 million to the National Center for Research Resources for shared instrumentation and other capital equipment to support all NIH activities. See Announcement Number PAR-09-118 for details.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $155 million in ARRA funding for Community Health Center Grants to support 126 community health centers across the country. Over the next two years, a total of $2 billion in ARRA funding will be invested in community health centers to support renovations and repairs, investments in health information technology, and critically needed health care services.

Vice President Joe Biden announced on April 9 that the Obama Administration will make $2.3 billion available for crucial health and human services programs that help provide care for children and prevent disease. See the HHS press release for more information.

All HHS activities funded through the ARRA are reported on the HHS Web site at