On March 24, 2020, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) announced the release of $100 million in fiscal year 2020 COVID-19 funding for community health centers (CHC). The awards range from approximately $50,000 to more than $300,000 with an average of approximately $70,000 per health center.
CHCs should track expenditures for the COVID-19 grant funds separately from expenditures related to other HRSA grant funds. Health centers will be issued a notice of award for the COVID-19 grant funding that will be separate from the award for the CHC grant (93.224/93.527). The funding will be for a 12-month period and is available for immediate use, including pre-award costs permitted for COVID-19 prevention, preparedness and response-related expenses dating back to January 20, 2020.
To expedite the distribution of the funding, HRSA is making the funds available immediately. However, it’s still important that CHCs develop a budget and determine the activities/costs that will be supported by the funding. Please refer to your Notice of Award for this grant for specific terms and conditions.
As the current situation continues to evolve, there’s the potential for additional grant funds to become available. We encourage you to check out BKD’s COVID-19 Resource Center and monitor HRSA’s COVID-19 FAQ page for key information. If you have questions, reach out to your BKD Trusted Advisor™ or use the Contact Us form below.
As with most topics related to COVID-19, changes are happening rapidly. Please note that this information is current as of this article’s publication date.