Governor Phil Scott Announces Cycle II of Health Care Provider Stabilization Grants

19 October 2020

Governor Phil Scott Announces Cycle II of Health Care Provider Stabilization Grants

Grant Application Re-Opens Today, October 19th

Focus on Preserving Access to Health and Human Services for Vermonters

 

Montpelier, VT— Governor Phil Scott, the Agency of Human Services, and the Department of Vermont Health Access announced today that Vermont’s Health Care Provider Stabilization Grant Program begins a second cycle of application submission and review today. The grant program, first proposed by the Administration and amended by the Vermont Legislature, continues to make available federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in the form of direct cash grants to eligible health care and human service providers who have lost revenue and/or observed increased expenses due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“To date we have provided $83.6M in relief to health care providers for losses and expenses due to COVID-19,” said Secretary of Human Services Mike Smith. “However, we know that COVID-19 continued to impact health and human services providers throughout the summer and fall as they helped to keep this virus at bay. This second phase of relief extends more funds to providers to acknowledge the ongoing ways that providers are ensuring our health and safety.”

The Agency of Human Services will continue to administer the program for a broad spectrum of health and human service provider types, spanning self-employed practitioners to peer services providers to hospitals.  To ensure equity in the process and to encourage all eligible providers to seek funding, applicants will have several weeks to complete the application and grants will be awarded only after all applications have been received and in accordance with demonstrated need.

The second cycle of the Health Care Provider Stabilization Grant Program is now open and providers have through November 6, 2020 to submit their information electronically. 

  • Applicants that received funding in the first cycle are eligible for the second cycle and can use their established login information and profiles to apply. For these applicants, the eligible time period is June 15-September 15, 2020.
  • Applicants that did not previously apply are eligible to receive funding for the time period March 1, 2020 to September 15, 2020
  • All applications will be reviewed after the application period closes, not on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Funding determinations will be made based on the total need demonstrated in the applications received, subject to available funding.

A broad array of health care and human service providers are eligible for funding through this Grant program. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Organizations must be Vermont-based and have been in operation on/before February 1, 2020;
  • Demonstration of lost revenue resulting from COVID-19 and/or increased expenses due to COVID-19;
  • Completion of the application and submission of required substantiation documentation through the web-based application form;
  • Disclosure of financial relief received to date, including from federal, state, and other sources; and
  • Provider agreement to the terms and conditions of grant funding including those in accordance with section 601 of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

To sign up for periodic e-mail updates about the program, complete this online form.  To ask questions about the application process call 855-891-7600 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM to 4:30 PM or use this web-based form.  Additional resources will be posted online as available here.

 

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