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Senator Murray Announces Almost $40 Million in Funding for Crucial Washington State Health and Child Care Programs

Apr 09 2009

Funding will ensure that critical programs continue to be funded in these tough economic times

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $39,430,347 has been made available for crucial health and child care programs in Washington state. These programs will provide health care for children, and will support child care services for more families whose children require care while they are working, seeking employment or receiving job training or education.

As a senior member of the Senate committees that fund and oversee health care policy, Murray worked to ensure that investments in Washington’s health and child care programs were a key component of the Recovery Act.  Senator Murray voted to pass the Recovery Act on February 13th. The bill was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th.

“Investing in vaccinations, preventive medicine and care for Washington state’s children and families is good health care policy, and it is good economic policy”, said Senator Patty Murray. “In this recession it is absolutely imperative that families have access to the programs that they need to stay healthy and stay working.

Total Washington state funding:                              $39,430,347

Breakdown of funding:

ARRA Targeted Funds: Discretionary                       $28,997,371

ARRA Targeted Funds: Quality Expansion:            $2,757,107

ARRA Targeted Funds: Infant and Toddler:           $1,596,726

ARRA HHS Immunization Funding:                            $3,925,418

Tribal Funding:                                                                  $2,153,725


Tribal funding breakdown:

Confederated Tribes of Colville Reservation        132,561

Confederated Tribes of Yakama Indian Nation    304,288

Hoh Indian Tribe                                                                4,519

Jamestown S'Kalla                                                            32,354

Kalispel Tribe of Indians                                                13,164

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe                                            40,345

Lummi Indian Nation                                                      113,175

Makah Tribal Council                                                      33,599

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe                                            125,095

Port Gamble S'Kallam                                                     22,858

Puyallup Tribe of Indians                                              580,152

Quileute Tribal Council                                                   21,220

Quinault Indian Nation                                                  75,646

Samish Indian Tribe                                                         8,318

Sauk Suiattle Indian Tribe                                             3,930

Skokomish Indian Tribe                                                43,881

Snoqualmie Tribe                                                             72,372

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency               259,686

Spokane Tribe of Indians                                              49,579

Stillaguamish Tribe                                                          34,450

Suquamish Tribe                                                              42,375

Swinomish Tribal Community                                     15,457

Tulalip Tribes                                                                     110,620

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe                                             14,081