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HHS Discretionary Grants By Major Activity Type

This report shows the number of discretionary grants and associated dollar values organized by the four major activity types shown below, and their subcategories.

Research — Includes traditional research projects by individual investigators and other broadly based traditional and other research as well as research career programs. NIH awards about half of these grant dollars.

Services — Includes grants to deliver health or social services, treatment and rehabilitation programs, education and information programs, and programs to detect health problems. ACF awards the majority of services grants.

Training — Includes research and health professions training programs, education projects, and rural area health care training. NIH and HRSA award most training grants.

Other — Includes construction projects, grants for the planning and development of health programs and health resources, evaluations, and health infrastructure awards–a small percentage of the total discretionary grants.

Activity Type Number of Awards By Activity Type Dollars
Research 
    SCIENTIFIC/HEALTH RESEARCH (INCLUDES SURVEYS)  6,498  $2,280,320,461 
    SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (INCLUDES SURVEYS)  15  $3,025,326 
Research Subtotal 6,513  $2,283,345,787 
Services 
    DEMONSTRATION  425  $421,337,023 
    HEALTH SERVICES  1,824  $462,556,346 
    SOCIAL SERVICES  967  $2,178,592,871 
Services Subtotal 3,216  $3,062,486,240 
Training 
    TRAINING/TRAINEESHIP  790  $174,230,226 
    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE  $-229,429 
Training Subtotal 798  $174,000,797 
Other 
    CONSTRUCTION  $0 
    FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP/STUDENT LOANS  724  $18,067,656 
    PLANNING  $1,100,000 
    KDA (KNOWLEDGE/DEVELOPMENT/APPLICATION)  135  $-6,155,718 
    OTHER  1,822  $814,670,014 
Other Subtotal 2,686  $827,681,952 
Grand Total 13,213  $6,347,514,776 

 
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