We are nearing the deadline to apply for federal COVID-19 relief funding. The package includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for those who serve rural patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which AHA anticipates that all members will be eligible for. The package also includes $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for a broad range of providers experiencing changes in operating revenues and expenses.
Providers may apply for both programs with a single application, and applications must be completed and submitted by October 26 at 10:59 p.m. CT. More information on the application portal, eligibility for the PRF, and the methodologies can be found online: https://www.hrsa.gov/provider-relief/future-payments. Contact Melanie Thomasson with any questions.