DHS Announces $10m In Funding For Health Care Providers

Funding is on the way for
state health care providers dealing with the financial of COVID-19. The Wisconsin
DHS announced $10,000,000 in funding for health care providers serving the
state’s most underserved populations. The funds are provided through the
Federal CARES Act, and will reimburse clinics for expenses stemming from the

DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm said “The clinics eligible for
this funding are critical partners in Wisconsin’s
response to COVID-19. This pandemic brings with it a myriad of challenges and
clinics across the state have done an amazing job of adapting in order to
continue providing high-quality care to some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
This funding will help alleviate some of their COVID-19 expenses.”

Rural health clinics, tribal health clinics,
community health centers, and free and low cost clinics are all eligible for
this funding. An application will evaluate the expenses a clinic has incurred
that are both related to the COVID-19 pandemic and not eligible for
reimbursement from other funding sources such as private insurance or Medicare
and Medicaid. Applications will be accepted starting June 5 and must be
submitted by June 30.