CARES Act Funding
Provider Relief Fund: For Providers
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.
New funding is available. Applications for Phase 3 General Distribution are now being accepted through November 6, 2020. Providers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to expedite the calculation and distribution of Payments.
If you missed the previous deadline to complete your application to receive funding from the Phase 2 Generation Distribution, you may qualify for the recently announced Phase 3 General Distribution:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is announcing $20 billion in new funding for providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Under this Phase 3 General Distribution allocation, providers that have already received Provider Relief Fund payments will be invited to apply for additional funding that considers financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus.
Previously ineligible providers, such as those who began practicing in 2020 will also be invited to apply, and an expanded group of behavioral health providers confronting the emergence of increased mental health and substance use issues exacerbated by the pandemic will also be eligible for relief payments.
Providers can begin applying for funds on Monday, October 5, 2020.
The Phase 3 General Distribution will open on Oct. 5, 2020 and close on Nov. 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Application instructions and sample application forms are available at hhs.gov/providerrelief.
Also on this webpage
How To Apply for Phase 3 General Distribution
How To Attest to the Payment
Request Reimbursement for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured
Terms and Conditions
Additional Information Regarding Phase 3 General Distribution
- Consistent with Phase 2, eligible providers will receive approximately 2% of annual revenue from patient care, if this amount was not received in prior general distributions
- Providers are also eligible for additional payment based on assessed revenue losses and expenses due to COVID-19
- All payments will be subject to the rules regarding permissible use of Provider Relief payments
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?
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.