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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)  33,807  $14,852,920,708 
    SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (INCLUDES SURVEYS)  48  $26,426,577 
Research Subtotal 33,855  $14,879,347,285 
Services 
    DEMONSTRATION  1,245  $828,150,376 
    HEALTH SERVICES  3,921  $3,767,104,411 
    SOCIAL SERVICES  2,429  $8,436,250,868 
Services Subtotal 7,595  $13,031,505,655 
Training 
    TRAINING/TRAINEESHIP  5,876  $1,651,843,419 
    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE  170  $33,966,495 
Training Subtotal 6,046  $1,685,809,914 
Other 
    CONSTRUCTION  18  $60,836,218 
    EVALUATION  26  $23,295,546 
    FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP/STUDENT LOANS  2,710  $88,887,730 
    KDA (KNOWLEDGE/DEVELOPMENT/APPLICATION)  401  $80,855,314 
    OTHER  3,547  $5,139,634,390 
Other Subtotal 6,702  $5,393,509,198 
Grand Total 54,198  $34,990,172,052 

 
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