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Health and Human Services

Georgia is anticipating an ARRA investment of $1.9 billion to maintain health services for Medicaid populations. The Department of Community Health and Department of Human Services have been designated as the pass through agencies for Recovery funds related to health care.

Award Descriptions

Agency

Description

Department of Human Services

WIC - Women, Infants, Children - The WIC nutrition program provides low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children to age five determined to be at nutritional risk, at no cost, supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health and social services. More Information

Department of Human Services

Commodity Assistance (TEFAP) - Funds help supplement the diets of low-income persons by making funds available to States for processing, storage and distribution costs incurred by State agencies and local organizations in providing food assistance to needy persons.  More Information

Department of Community Health

IDEA - Part C - Babies Can't Wait (BCW) - Georgia's statewide interagency service delivery system for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. BCW is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which guarantees all eligible children, regardless of their disability, access to services that will enhance their development.  More Information

Department of Community Health

Georgia Farmworker Health Program - This is a supplemental grant award for Increased Demand for Services through Georgia's Farmworker Health Program. More Information

Department of Human Services

AOA Aging Services-Meals - This grant for Home Delivered Meals provides funds to States to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition services for older Americans in order to maintain health, independence and quality of life. Meals will be delivered to the home where the older individual is homebound.

Department of Human Services

AOA Aging Services-Meals - Congregate Nutrition Services provide grants to States to support nutrition services including nutritious meals, nutrition education and other appropriate nutrition services for older Americans in order to maintain health, independence and quality of life. Meals will be served in a congregate setting.

University System of Georgia

ARRA Head Start - The objective of the Head Start program is to enhance the cognitive, social and emotional development of low-income children through the provision of comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services and to involve parents in their children’s learning and to help parents make progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Head Start also emphasizes the significant involvement of parents in the administration of their local Head Start programs. More Information

Department of Human Services

Community Service Block Grant - Provides a range of services and activities such as activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health to assist the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly.

Department of Community Health

Immunization - Funding supports states and communities in establishing and maintaining preventive health service programs to immunize individuals against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Department of Human Services

Child Care - The Child Care Development Fund provides grants to States for child care assistance for low-income families.

Department of Community Health

Epidemiology - Grants for Epidemiology include: Building and Sustaining a State Program to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, Evaluation of Vaccine Effectiveness, and Innovations in Surveillance for Healthcare.

Department of Community Health

Temporary Increase for Medicaid (FMAP) - This Non-1512 grant award is a temporary increase in the contribution of Federal funding to Georgia’s Medicaid program from October 2008 to December 2010, authorized under the provisions of section 5001 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More Information

Department of Human Services

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program administration grant provides federal financial aid to State agencies for costs incurred to operate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as the Food Stamp Program.  This program is not required to submit a 1512 report; therefore, is not listed in the table above.  

Department of Human Services

Senior Community Service Employment grants foster individual economic self sufficiency; provide training in meaningful part-time opportunities in community service activities for unemployed low-income persons who are age 55 years of age or older, particularly persons who have poor employment prospects; and increase the number of older persons who may enjoy the benefits of unsubsidized employment in both the public and private sectors.

Implementation Plans