HHS has announced the adjusted Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) rates for the second and third quarters of FY 2011. The rates reflect temporary increases in the FMAP rates under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act  to provide fiscal relief to states and to protect and maintain state Medicaid and certain other assistance programs in a period of economic downturn. The percentages listed are for the second quarter of FY 2011 (January 1 through March 31, 2011) and the third quarter of FY 2011 (April 1 through June 30, 2011).