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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)  34,857  $15,385,280,666 
    SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (INCLUDES SURVEYS)  84  $24,735,144 
Research Subtotal 34,941  $15,410,015,810 
Services 
    DEMONSTRATION  1,393  $1,240,481,678 
    HEALTH SERVICES  4,422  $4,721,819,275 
    SOCIAL SERVICES  2,531  $8,498,046,248 
Services Subtotal 8,346  $14,460,347,201 
Training 
    TRAINING/TRAINEESHIP  5,851  $1,590,706,732 
    TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE  169  $40,699,408 
Training Subtotal 6,020  $1,631,406,140 
Other 
    CONSTRUCTION  $0 
    EVALUATION  $-971,705 
    FELLOWSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP/STUDENT LOANS  2,943  $96,259,082 
    PLANNING  $6,772,000 
    KDA (KNOWLEDGE/DEVELOPMENT/APPLICATION)  388  $86,246,881 
    OTHER  3,693  $5,973,474,148 
Other Subtotal 7,032  $6,161,780,406 
Grand Total 56,339  $37,663,549,557 

 
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