New COVID provider relief funds, rural payments available; apply through Oct. 26
An additional $25.5 billion in COVID-19 provider funding (Phase 4) is now available, and applications will be accepted until Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Online webinars are being offered to share information about navigating the application portal and the funding opportunities, which are open to physicians and other providers with operating revenues and expenses affected by COVID and to rural providers serving patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Applicants will be able to apply for both Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural payments during the application process. In order to streamline the process and minimize administrative burdens, a single application covers both programs. 

PRF Phase 4 is open to a broad range of providers with changes in operating revenues and expenses. ARP Rural is specifically available to providers who serve rural patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP. See a detailed list of eligible provider types here.

The Department of Health and Human Services recently hosted a briefing session to provide information about these upcoming funding opportunities – view the video here

Also, two upcoming webinar sessions feature guidance on how to navigate the application portal. Click the links below to register: 
Real-time technical assistance is available by calling the Provider Support Line at 866-569-3522, for TTY dial 711. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.