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.
â€œLike 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,â€ said Chris Tyhurst, Principal and leader of REDWâ€™s national healthcare practice. â€œThese 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
To learn more about this and other tribal healthcare related updates, contact REDW Principal Chris Tyhurst.
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