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FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers


Fiscal year (FY) 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) supplemental funding provides one-time support to health centers for the detection of coronavirus and/or the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19, including maintaining or increasing health center capacity and staffing levels during a coronavirus-related public health emergency.

HRSA provided approximately $1.3 billion to Health Center Program award recipients. Each CARES supplement was calculated using the following formula:

  • Base value of $503,000, plus
  • $15.00 per patient reported in the 2018 Uniform Data System (UDS), plus
  • $30.00 per uninsured patient reported in the 2018 UDS.

Award Implementation

FY 2020 Progress Reporting

Recipients of FY 2020 coronavirus-related supplemental awards for health centers are required to submit quarterly progress reports. These reports have different reporting periods and due dates. This information is specified for the CARES award (activity code: H8D) below:

Report Reporting Period Available in EHBs Due Date
1 March 15 - June 30, 2020 July 1, 2020 July 10, 2020
2 July 1 - September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 12, 2020
3 October 1 - December 31, 2020 January 1, 2021 January 13, 2021
4 January 1 - March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 April 14, 2021
5 April 1 - June 30, 2021 July 1, 2021 July 14, 2021

Reporting Requirement Submission Components

Scope Adjustments and Changes in Scope

CARES funding must be used for in-scope services at in-scope sites. You must receive any necessary Scope Adjustment and Change in Scope approvals before implementing a new service, service delivery method, or site in support of your CARES project. See the Scope of Project webpage, related emergency-specific scope of project FAQs on the COVID-19: Health Center Program FAQs webpage, and contact the project officer listed on your notice of award for guidance.

Technical Assistance


Question and Answer Sessions for Applicants

HRSA hosted two, pre-award sessions to help you develop your CARES activities, budget, budget narrative, and minor A/R information to respond to the CARES Reporting Requirement.

Session 1: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Webinar Recording*

Presentation Slides (PDF)

Session 2: Monday, April 27, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Webinar Recording*

Presentation Slides (PDF - 576 KB)


Program Information

Email the Project Officer stated on your notice of award.

Budget Information

Email the Grants Management Specialist stated on your notice of award.

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form

  • Choose the Requester Type (i.e., Applicant)
  • Choose the type of question – click on COVID-19
  • Choose the BPHC Sub-category – click on CARES Supplemental Funding-EHBs questions

Or, you may contact Health Center Program Support Telephone: 877-464-4772 (select option 1) or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

* Disclaimer: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this recording. For assistance, please email or call 301-443-0790.


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