Application to Receive COVID-19 Funds Opens June 5

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Division of Quality Assurance: Notification & Updates

Application to Receive COVID-19 Funds Opens June 5

Starting June 5, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will be accepting applications from specific types of health care providers (listed below) for $110 million of funding provided to the state under the federal Coronavirus aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds will be used to make payments to offset lost revenues and expenditures facilities and services incurred during March, April, and May 2020, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers eligible to apply are:

Home and community-based service providers* that provide:

  • 1-2 bed Adult Family Homes
  • Day services
  • Home health
  • Personal care
  • Pre-vocational and supported employment
  • Respite care
  • Supportive home care
  • Daily living skills training for children

Assisted Living Facilities, including:

  • 3-4 Bed Adult Family Homes
  • Community-Based Resident Facilities (CBRFs)
  • Resident Care Apartment Complexes (RCACs)

Nursing Homes, including:

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Intermediate Care Facilities

Emergency Medical Service Agencies

Clinics/Health Centers, including:

  • Rural Health Clinics
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Tribal Health Clinics
  • Free and Low Cost Clinics

* Only entities/organizations may apply for funding. Individuals such as those who are participant-hired workers or paid through a fiscal agent are not eligible.

The application for these funds will be available from June 5 to June 30. For more information on eligibility, the application, and the payment process, please visit the CARES Act Provider Payments page on the DHS website.