New CARES Act Grants Now Available for Tribal Healthcare

New CARES Act Grants Now Available for Tribal Healthcare

April 24, 2020

Good news for tribes: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2020 Rural Tribal COVID-19 Response Program (HRSA-20-135). The deadline for applications is May 6, 2020.

“Like all rural healthcare providers, tribal healthcare organizations are struggling to contain new outbreaks and care for tribal members with pre-existing conditions and other underlying COVID-19 risk factors,†said Chris Tyhurst, Principal and leader of REDW’s national healthcare practice. “These grants should provide welcome financial relief.â€

The program is designed to assist tribes, tribal organizations, urban Indian health organizations, and health service providers to respond to the risk of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in rural communities. Funding focuses on activities that may include, but are not limited to:

  • establishing testing sites,
  • purchasing test kits,
  • implementing telehealth strategies/activities,
  • purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies, and
  • hiring and/or training healthcare providers and other healthcare personnel to provide care for COVID-19 patients.

Program funding details:

  • Expected number of awards: 50
  • Estimated total Program funding: $15,000,000
  • Award ceiling: $300,000

If you need help with the application process…

A 90-minute applicant webinar hosted by HRSA takes place:

Friday, April 24 at 4 PM (EDT)

Call-in number: 800.857.4875

Participant code: 3831230


Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

To learn more about this and other tribal healthcare related updates, contact REDW Principal Chris Tyhurst.

REDW is committed to keeping you informed at all times, but especially during a crisis of the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay connected with us on LinkedIn and @REDWLLC. Or check out some of our other updates here.

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