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June 25, 2020 - CDC Posts Transcript for Telebriefing Update on COVID-19

June 19, 2020 - CMS Releases FAQs on COVID-19 Surveillance Testing

June 19, 2020 - HRSA Announces Webinar on Fiscal and Grants Management Best Practices for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Recipients

The webinar is July 22 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

June 11, 2020 - HRSA Awards $8 Million to Expand COVID-19 Training, Technical Assistance for Health Centers

June 10, 2020 - CDC Posts Guidance on Testing Funds and CARES Act Funding

June 9, 2020 - HRSA Announces Webinar on Fiscal and Grants Management Best Practices for Health Centers

The webinar includes two sessions that cover the same information. The first is June 17 at 12:30 p.m. ET (call-in: 888-566-7701, passcode: 9747226). The second is June 23 at 1:00 p.m. ET (call-in: 888-628-9525, passcode: 9747226).

June 9, 2020 - HRSA Updates Health Center COVID-19 FAQs

The new question addresses flexibilities available to health centers seeking Medicaid reimbursement for oral health services.

June 9, 2020 - HRSA Posts Recording from May 20 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Webinar

The webinar provided information on the COVID-19 data report for CARES Act funding.

June 5, 2020 - HRSA Updates Health Workforce COVID-19 FAQs

The addition focuses on the Dental Faculty Loan program.

June 5, 2020 - HRSA Unveils New COVID-19 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Webpage

It also updated its FAQs.

June 2, 2020 - HHS Updates Hospital Preparedness COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Table

June 1, 2020 - HRSA Updates Health Center Funding FAQs

The additions address quarterly progress reports.

May 28, 2020 - HHS Releases Report on COVID-19 Challenges to Rural Health

May 28, 2020 - HRSA Seeks Comment on New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Data Report for CARES Act Funding

Comments are due June 8.

May 26, 2020 - HRSA Updates COVID-19 Ryan White HIV/AIDS FAQs

HRSA added several questions related to reporting requirements, as well as a webinar replay from a recent grant recipient meeting.

May 21, 2020 - CDC Releases Guidance to Health Departments on Developing a Case Investigation and Contract Tracing Plan

May 20, 2020 - HRSA Awards $225 Million for COVID-19 Testing to Rural Health Clinics

The funding was included in the Paycheck Protection and Health Care Enhancement Act.

May 20, 2020 - HRSA Offers Virtual Healthy Grants Workshops

The series will begin on June 9.

May 20, 2020 - HRSA Updates COVID-19 Rural Health FAQs

HRSA added several questions related to funding for rural health clinics.

May 19, 2020 - SAMHSA Updates State Awards of COVID-19 Funded Grants

May 18, 2020 - CDC Awards $10.25 Billion to States and Locals for COVID-19 Testing

May 15, 2020 - Food and Drug Administration Publishes Policy for COVID-19 Tests

The guidance describes policies intended to help facilitate the development and use of tests during the public health emergency.

May 14, 2020 - CDC Provides Guidance for Disaster Shelters During a Pandemic

May 13, 2020 - HRSA Awards $15 Million to Support Telehealth

The awards—funded through the CARES Act—support five health workforce programs.  

May 12, 2020 - HRSA Announces Ryan White HIV/AIDS COVID-19 Grantee Call

The call will be on May 20 from 2-3PM ET. To participate, dial 800-988-9483 and enter participant passcode 1912352. In addition, HRSA has posted a transcript from the April 30 call.  

May 12, 2020 - SAMHSA Seeks Applications for COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention

States are eligible to apply for funds, and applications are due May 22.

May 12, 2020 - HHS Posts Funding Table for CARES Act Funding to Hospital Preparedness Program Grantees

May 8, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases COVID-19 Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone

May 7, 2020 - SAMHSA Sends Letter to Treatment Providers on Personal Protective Equipment

May 7, 2020 - HRSA Awards $583 Million to Community Health Centers to Expand COVID-19 Testing

The funding was included in the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (P.L. 116-139). A list of grantees is available here.  

May 1, 2020 - HRSA Updates Health Center Survey Data for COVID-19

The data include state-specific information on patient testing and operations/staff.

April 30, 2020 - HRSA Awards $20 Million for Telehealth

HRSA awarded funds to national organizations to focus on improving telehealth access and infrastructure.

April 30, 2020 - SAMHSA Combines COVID-19 Grant Awards in Single Document 

April 29, 2020 - HRSA Provides New Ryan White HIV/AIDS Flexibilities

HRSA reversed an earlier decision that stated all provisions and funding limitations—except the core medical services requirement—applies to CARES Act funding.

April 27, 2020 - SAMHSA Awards Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Grants

The grant awards include funding from the CARES Act and regular FY 2020 appropriations process. Awards are available here.

April 24, 2020: HRSA Announces Ryan White HIV/AIDS COVID-19 Call

The grantee call will be on April 30 at 2:00 PM ET. To participate in the call, dial 888-972-6405 and enter participant passcode 1373235.  

April 23, 2020 - CDC Awards $631 Million in CARES Act Funding to States and Localities

The funding is being awarded through the existing Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases (ECL) cooperative agreement. It is part of the $1.5 billion provided to states, locals, territories, and tribes.

April 23, 2020 - HRSA Awards $5 Million to Poison Control Centers

April 21, 2020 - HRSA Posts Recording of April 15 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Grantee Call

April 20, 2020 - SAMHSA Awards $110 Million in Funding for Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders

April 20, 2020 - CDC to Host Webinar for Rural Communities on Response Efforts

Registration is required for the call, which is on April 22 at 4:00 PM ET.

April 15, 2020 - HRSA Awards $90 Million in CARES Act Funds to Ryan White HIV/AIDS Grantees

April 15, 2020 - National Practitioner Data Bank Waives User Fees to Support COVID-19 Response

April 13, 2020 - HRSA Posts Audio from Ryan White HIV/AIDS March 26 Grantee Call

April 12, 2020 - CDC Provides Guidance for Creating a Community Intervention Implementation Plan

The plan is a requirement for grant recipients of supplemental funding.

April 9, 2020 - HRSA to Host Webinar for Ryan White Grantees on Program Flexibilities

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET


Dial: 888-942-9714

Passcode: 2255649

April 9, 2020 - HRSA Publishes COVID-19 Data Collected from Health Centers 

April 8, 2020 - HRSA Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers under CARES Act

April 7, 2020 - Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Enforcement Discretion During COVID-19 Emergency 

April 6, 2020 - CDC Awards Additional $186 Million to States and Locals

April 6, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Training and Technical Assistance Resources

April 1, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Funding Opportunity for Emergency Grants to Address Mental and Substance Use Disorders During COVID-19

Applications are due April 10.

March 31, 2020 - CDC Updates FAQs on Supplemental Funding to States, Local Governments

March 26, 2020 - CDC Posts Presentation on Grants Management Issues and COVID-19 State, Local Funding

The presentation provides a funding overview, timeline, submission requirements, allowable expenses, and other information.

March 24, 2020 - SAMHSA Outlines Flexibilities for Discretionary Grant Recipients

March 24, 2020 - HRSA Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response

The funds were provided in the first coronavirus supplemental appropriations bill.

March 20, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Considerations During COVID-19 Epidemic for Mental and Substance Use Disorders

March 19, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Considerations During COVID-19 Epidemic for Crisis Centers and Clinicians

March 18, 2020 - HRSA Requesting COVID-19 Information Collection from Health Center Grantees

The request is a twice-weekly survey to help track the number of patients who have undergone testing, as well as information about health center operations.

March 18, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Considerations During COVID-19 Epidemic for State Psychiatric Hospitals

March 18, 2020 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Releases Catastrophic Health Coverage FAQs

March 17, 2020 - SAMHSA Releases Considerations During COVID-19 Epidemic for Outpatient Treatment Centers

March 15, 2020 - CDC Releases Guidance on Supplemental Funding

The guidance provides details on the $570 million awarded under the COVID-19 Crisis Response Cooperative Agreement. CDC also released FAQs and posted information from a webinar.

March 5, 2020 - CMS Releases Fact Sheet on Individual and Small Group Market Coverage and Benefits Related to Coronavirus

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Updated July 1, 2020