American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on February 17, 2009. The Act includes funding for public health and environmental health projects. This web page contains information about ARRA-funded public health and environmental health projects and will be updated as more information becomes available.

North Dakota Department of Health Projects:

  • Ambulatory Surgical Center: This project will increase the number of inspections of ambulatory surgical centers with a focus on prevention of infections. Total ARRA funds: $18,685 (No federal status report is required for this project. Third quarter status: $8,625.51 spent; 0.15 FTE.)
  • Clean Diesel: The goal of this project is to reduce school children's exposure to diesel emissions by replacing about 40 school buses in the state. The Department of Health has contracted with the Department of Public Instruction for the purchase of the buses. Total ARRA funds: $1,730,000
    Click here to view the quarterly status report.
  • Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund: These funds will be used to invest in local wastewater infrastructure that will provide long-term environmental, public health, and economic benefits. Total ARRA funds: $16,639,100
    Click here to view the quarterly status report.
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: These funds are designated to help recipients develop and strengthen effective responses to acts of violence against women. Total ARRA funds: $812,159
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  • Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund: These funds will be used to invest in local drinking water infrastructure that will provide long-term environmental, public health and economic benefits. Total ARRA funds: $22,100,000
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  • Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI): ARRA funds will be used to coordinate and implement HAI-prevention activities. Total ARRA funds: $201,830
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  • Healthy Communities: These funds will be used to increase support for breastfeeding in the workplace, improve physical activity environments in day cares, and conduct a media campaign on these issues. These funds also will support a survey of the public regarding knowledge of and opinions about secondhand smoke. Total ARRA funds: $364,148
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  • Immunization Interoperability: This funding will be used to increase interoperability between the North Dakota Immunization Information System (NDIIS) and various electronic health records throughout the state. Total ARRA funds: $620,021 Click here to view the quarterly status report.  
  • Immunization Services: This funding will be used to increase the number of children and adults vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. Projects include a statewide immunization conference to educate immunization providers, a statewide television and radio campaign geared towards educating parents, and grants to a select number of local public health units to incentivize the creation or enhancement of local immunization coalitions. Total ARRA funds: $456,656 (In addition, North Dakota was allocated vaccine valued at $345,220.)
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  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): This project is an enhancement of the North Dakota WIC computer system necessary to comply with USDA-mandated changes to the WIC Program Food Rules. Total ARRA funds: $68,975
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  • State Primary Care Offices: These funds support National Health Service Corps activities under subcontract with the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The goal is to increase the number of health-care providers and improve access to quality health care in shortage areas. Total ARRA funds: $32,270
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  • Superfund Arsenic Trioxide: These funds are targeted to design and construct a protective drinking water remedy for rural households in the area of the North Dakota Arsenic Trioxide Superfund Site, including connecting about 180 rural households to the rural water system, expanding a water treatment plant to handle increased demand, and installing two additional water supply wells. Total ARRA funds: $13,800,000.
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  •  Water Quality Management 604(B): This project supports water quality management activities authorized under Section 205(j) and 303(e) of the Clean Water Act. The project will involve regional planning organizations, local soil conservation districts, and local water resource districts in the development of Total Maximum Daily Loads for multiple water bodies on the state's list of impaired waters needing TMDLs. Total ARRA funds: $194,300
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