Federal Relations

June 10, 2009

VA Medical and Health Centers to Receive ARRA Funding

President Obama and Vice President Biden today released a plan to create or save more than 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days by accelerating implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Roadmap to Recovery plan includes a Department of Health and Human Services project to enable 1,129 health centers to expand access to primary and preventive care services, and a Department of Veterans Affairs project to improve 90 VA medical centers. Details on specific projects and their funding should be available on each department’s Web site in the next few days, Biden said. According to the administration, the ARRA has created or saved 150,000 jobs since it was enacted in February. “We’ve laid a good foundation in the first 100 days of the Recovery Act and in the next 100 we plan to build on that foundation and accelerate our efforts so we can accomplish even more,” Biden said.