Grants form the Department of Health and Human Services


The United States Federal Government gives great importance to ensuring the health and welfare of the America and its people. In fact, the government has established an independent agency that is dedicated solely for the provision of essential health and human services to all individuals needing such services.

In the year 1979, the Department of Health and Human Services, otherwise known as HHS, was established in an effort to protect the health of all Americans and to provide essential human services to everyone, especially to those who are least capable of helping themselves.

At present, the programs of the Department of Health and Human Services are administered through its 11 operating divisions, which includes eight agencies in the US Public Health Service and three human services agencies.

The HHS is the largest agency that administers more grant dollars than all the other federal agencies combined. In fact, the HHS' Medicare program is the country's largest health insurer, administering a staggering amount of more than 1 billion claims per year.

In most instances, the programs of the HHS are handled by their operating divisions depending upon the nature and the intent of the program. The 11 operating divisions are:

1) The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - the department that handles programs that are mainly centered on providing necessary assistance to child support enforcement, adoption assistance, foster care, child care, and child abuse.

2) The Administration on Aging (AoA) - the department within the HHS that awards annual grants to State government agencies on aging, together with Native American tribal organizations in the hopes of promoting programs that are mandated by the Congress in the Older Americans Act.

3) The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - the department that works in cooperation with other federal, state, and local agencies, tribal government, local communities and healthcare providers in order to work towards alleviating human health risks that are associated with the exposure to hazardous substances.   (continued...)

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Additional Government Grants Resources

Clinical Trials for Organ Transplantation in Children Program
The National Insitutes of Health has formed a partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish the Clinical Trials for Organ Transplantation in Children Program wherein both agencies intend to support a group of investigators in their quest of conducting clinical trials regarding pediatric solid organ transplant recipients.

National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, in close cooperation with the US Forest Service, has established the National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program.

Special Research Grants Program - Pest Management Alternatives
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently established the Special Research Grants Program - Pest Management Alternatives in an attempt to provide support for the development and implementation of integrated pest management practices, tactics and systems for specific pest problems while at simultaneously reducing human and environmental risks.

Alabama Housing Finance Authority
The Alabama Housing Finance Authority, more commonly referred to as AHFA, is a public corporation which was established in the year 1980 under the Act No. 80-585 of the Alabama Legislature.

Downpayment Assistance Program for the First Time Home Buyers in North Carolina
The programs and activities of the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency are constantly geared towards the satisfaction of the best interest of its target population, which is why all their endeavors are carefully guided by their overall agency mission which is "to create affordable housing opportunities for North Carolinians whose needs are not met by the market."

Government Grants Within the United States Disaster Prevention and Relief Sector
According to the Disaster Survival Resources website, there has been about 640 disastrous events (floods, tsunamis, typhoons, earthquakes, cyclones, etc.) that have occurred in the United States since 1980 to 2010. Cumulatively, these catastrophic instances have killed 12, 366 people.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Centers for Oceans and Human Health
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has recently established a funding opportunity entitled Centers for Oceans and Human Health which provide linkages between members of ocean sciences and biomedical communities in the hopes of supporting interdisciplinary studies in areas where thorough understanding of marine processes and ecosystems harbor the potential to reduce public health risks.

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