Discretionary Grant Awards By Major Activity Type

Highlights

The TAGGS uses 16 activity types to describe the nature of the grant being funded. For the purpose of this report, these 16 have been grouped into four major activity types (Research, Services, Training, and Other).

Discretionary Grants by
Major Activity Type
Grant Type Awards Dollars
Research 43,624 $20,016,959,903
Services 10,389 $13,152,140,729
Training 8,315 $2,403,548,261
Other 8,563 $5,318,707,878
TOTAL 70,891 $40,891,356,771

Research (49% of FY 2008 discretionary grant funds and 61% of the number of discretionary awards): The majority of discretionary awards support traditional research projects by individual investigators, as well as broad based traditional research; multi-disciplinary research programs; general and categorical research centers and research resources; research career programs; and general research support to grantee institutions to strengthen research activities.

Top Research Programs
CFDA Program Name OPDIV Awards Dollars
93.855 Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation Research NIH 4,531 $2,406,013,821
93.837 Heart and Vascular Diseases Research NIH 4,187 $2,129,236,406
93.859 Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research NIH 4,525 $1,617,313,849

Services (32% of FY 2008 discretionary grant funds and 15% of the number of discretionary awards): The second largest category of discretionary grant funds in FY 2008 went to support health and/or social services programs (32%, $13.2 billion). This category includes grant programs for the delivery of health services; treatment and rehabilitation programs; education and information programs; and programs for the detection of health problems.

ACF awarded $7.4 billion for social service programs supporting Head Start, runaway and homeless youth, abandoned infants, refugee assistance, low-income energy assistance, food and nutrition, and community services. HRSA awarded $0.1 billion to support health services to homeless populations; community health centers focused on providing services in the most medically underserved areas; and comprehensive care services for children, youth, women and families who are infected with or affected by HIV and/or AIDS. CDC awarded $3.6 million to support health services programs, including those directed at communicable diseases prevention, childhood lead poisoning prevention, and disabilities prevention.

Top Services Programs
CFDA Program Name OPDIV Awards Dollars
*Includes Service Awards only.
93.600 Head Start* ACF 1,697 $6,600,467,741
93.069 Public Health Emergency Preparedness CDC 95 $719,790,378
93.067 Global AIDS CDC 232 $610,509,098

Training (6.0% of FY 2008 discretionary grant funds and 12% of the number of discretionary awards): Includes research training programs; applied training programs and traineeships; education projects; general educational support to health professions schools; and research career programs. NIH and HRSA awarded most of the training grants (74%) primarily to support training in health professions, but also to support AIDS education and training centers, and interdisciplinary training for health care in rural areas.

Top Training Programs
CFDA Program Name OPDIV Awards Dollars
*Includes Training Awards only.
93.889 National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program OS/ASPR 188 $473,059,000
93.859 Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research* NIH 492 $179,178,752
93.837 Heart and Vascular Diseases Research* NIH 825 $165,332,581

Other (13% of FY 2008 discretionary grant funds and 12.7% of the number of discretionary awards): Includes construction projects; grants for the planning and development of health programs and health resources; evaluations; and health infrastructure awards. Relatively few HHS FY 2008 discretionary grant dollars support projects classified in this activity type.

Top Other Programs
CFDA Program Name OPDIV Awards Dollars
*Includes Other Awards only.
93.224 Consolidated Health Centers* HRSA 1,133 $1,824,328,346
93.917 HIV Care Formula Grants HRSA 152 $1,148,774,020
93.914 HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants HRSA 115 $601,100,248