CARES Act Funding
Provider Relief Fund: For Providers
The deadline for Medicaid providers to apply for CARES Act Provider Relief Funding has been extended to August 28, 2020. More Information
You may have heard about the Cares Act Provider Relief Fund.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department website states, "Provider Relief Funds supports American families, workers, and the heroic healthcare providers in the battle against the COVID-19 outbreak. HHS is distributing $175 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response."
Service providers are eligible for this funding, which can be used for costs that are not reimbursed through regional center Purchase of Services (POS), such as lost revenue (when absence billing is no longer available), and technology.
The deadline to register is August 28, 2020 so you will need to register as soon as possible.
The first step to apply is setting up an account. We suggest that you do this as soon as you can because we understand that it takes a few days for the Health Resources & Services Administration to validate your Tax Identification Number (TIN). What's a TIN?
Please follow this link to obtain more information and to register: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html.
You will not be required to complete the application at this step, and again it may be days before your TIN is validated so that can go to the next step.
Instructions and FAQs
Am I Eligible?
If you are a service provider and receive regional center Purchase of Services Funding, you are eligible to apply for CARES Act Funds.
Regional Center Purchase of Services funding, which comes to the regional centers from the California Department of Developmental Services, is supported by federal Medicaid funds. The Home and Community-Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled (HCBS-DD) Waiver is administered by the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for funding of home and community-based services for developmentally disabled persons purchased by Regional Center (POS) for their clients. The Waiver funded services make it possible for clients to live in the community instead of an Intermediate Care Facility for the developmentally disabled or a State Developmental Center. The DD Waiver is currently the largest HCBS waiver in California as well as the nation.