FY 2020 CARES Supplemental Funding for Health Centers

Submit your reply to the CARES Reporting Requirement in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 11:59 PM ET May 8, 2020. Follow these instructions to add your H8D grant folder to your EHBs portfolio.

View updated guidance on Purpose and Uses of COVID-19 (H8C) or CARES Act (H8D) Funding.

Question and answer sessions are available to help you develop your activity and budget information submissions.

HHS Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19 (4/8/20)

View Coronavirus-Related Funding Frequently Asked Questions

View an interactive map of CARES award recipients

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Overview

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

Responding to Your CARES Reporting Requirement

Your CARES notice of award includes a reporting requirement to submit information regarding your CARES funding activities and budget. Submit your reply to this CARES Reporting Requirement through the HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) by 11:59 pm ET on May 8, 2020 (30 days from award).

See the Reporting Requirement Guidance for instructions on how to complete the:

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.

Progress Reporting

Quarterly progress reports are required. Reporting resources will be posted to this webpage.

Question and Answer Sessions for Applicants

HRSA will host two 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
Presentation Slides (PDF - 576 KB)

Session 2: Monday, April 27, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Conference Line: 888-787-0206
Participant Passcode: 8754397
Join the session HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer
Presentation Slides (PDF - 577 KB)

Contacts

Program Information

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • 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

Budget Information

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

EHBs Health Center Program Support

Complete the BPHC Contact Form HRSA BPHC exit disclaimer

  • 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 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

 

Date Last Reviewed:  April 2020