On June 11, 2010, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced that it is awarding grants to support state and health system patient safety and medical liability reform efforts. The $25 million HHS Patient Safety and Medical Liability initiative provides grants for planning, evaluating, implementing patient safety and medical liability demonstrations.  (Note that these projects are separate from the demonstration grants authorized under the ACA that permit the Secretary to grant states up to $500,000 per year for five years beginning with FY 2011 for the development, implementation and evaluation of alternatives to current tort litigation for resolving disputes over injuries allegedly caused by health care providers or health care organizations. Funds for the ACA demonstration grants has not yet been appropriated.)