The funds, distributed through the Health Resources and Services Administration, is part of the Phase 3 General Provider Relief Fund.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that it is allocating $20 billion in new funding for health care providers, including many dentists. The Provider Relief Fund was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act—known as the CARES Act—and allows dental providers to apply for payments made for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to the pandemic. The funds, distributed through the Health Resources and Services Administration, is part of the Phase 3 General Provider Relief Fund. Eligible dentists can begin applying for funds October 5 through November 6.
HHS recommends that dentists apply sooner rather than later. Dentists with questions should contact the HHS Provider Support Line at 1-866-569-3522 during the hours of operation from 7 am to 10 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
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Also, Illinois’ BIG (Business Interruption Grants) Program provides economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. Applications for a second round of funding are now live. Visit:
https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/C19DisadvantagedBusGrants.aspx for more information.