American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Primary Care Office (PCO)
"The purpose of the Primary Care Office ARRA (New Formula Award) is to assist State Primary Care Offices (PCOs) in the coordination of activities with thei state as it relates to the delivery of primary care services and the recruitment and retention of critical healthcare providers. The ARRA funds dedicated to strengthening the primary care workforce administered through the National Heatlh Service Corps (NHSC) are resulting in a significant increase in support activities by the PCOs in order to meet the demand to recruit new clinicians into the program and facilitate matching them to eligible sites." Funding is from the Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Services/National Health Service Corps. Funding covers federal fiscal years 2009-2011 with a total of $6 million expected for the 3 year project period.