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DHSS CARES Act Health Care Relief Fund


The application window for the DHSS CARES Act Health Care Relief Fund has been closed. Applications are currently being reviewed. Please refer to the FAQs if you have any questions

Health Care Relief Fund Deadline Extension



The deadline for both Round 1 and Round 2 recipients of the Health Care Relief Fund (HCRF) grants has been extended to December 31, 2021. Recipients interested in extending the deadline or their grant much complete the below Extension Certification form and return a signed version to DHSS_CaresAct@delaware.gov by no later than October 31, 2021.

A final expenditure report will be due to DHSS in January 2022. More details on required program close-out will follow but grant recipients should be prepared to submit their final expenditure report and corresponding receipts. Unspent funds are required to be reverted to the federal Department of the Treasury.

Please review the below letter for full details on the program deadline extension. Completed Extension Certifications should be emailed to DHSS_CaresAct@delaware.gov by October 31, 2021. Questions should be directed to DHSS_CaresQuestions@delaware.gov

Department of Health and Social Services Extension Letter. Department of Health and Social Services Extension Certification.


Program Summary


The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is charged with distributing funds to healthcare organizations serving clients and patients in Delaware. They are authorized by the State of Delaware to distribute CARES Act Relief funds to health care entities for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All expenses must comply with U.S. Treasury Department CARES Act guidance and FAQ. Applicants must attest to terms and conditions required by the State in addition to completing the below application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on the applicant's annual Calendar Year (CY) 19 operating budget.

Applications are due no later than July 16, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Eligible Applicants


Applicants must be a health care organization or provider serving clients or patients in Delaware and have been in operation as of February 1, 2020.

Eligible applicants must have an active license from the Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ) or the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR), or be an authorized provider of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) or Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH).

Reporting Requirements


Applicants will be required to attest that they reviewed the U.S. Treasury Department CARES Act guidance and FAQ.

Funding


Funding is available through a one-time federal funding award.

Timeline


Applications will be approved on a rolling basis with a deadline of July 16th. If approved for funding, organizations may begin receiving notification of awards as early as July 16th, 2021. All goods and services must be received by October 31, 2021.

Important Links

Department of Health and Social Services Cares Act Fund Application. Department of Health and Social Services Cares Act Fund Attestation. Department of Health and Social Services sample line item budget. Department of Health and Social Services Terms and Conditions.


Have a question?

Department of Health and Social Services FAQ page.
Email questions to: DHSS_CaresQuestions@delaware.gov




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