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Federal Financial Relief for Hospitals

Hospitals’ most fundamental need during this crisis is financial relief, so they can continue to provide care in their communities. The hospital associations have been at the forefront of advocacy for the $8.6 billion California hospitals have received in federal funding. The associations have also facilitated and distributed $14.2 million in federal grants to hospitals through the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness Response.


The following resources carefully track, detail, and summarize the direct funding available from various federal sources, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program, and the Health Care Enhancement Act:

  • An overview of direct funding available to hospitals and health systems from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund and additional opportunities 

  • FAQs explaining the COVID-19 Uninsured Program administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration. Through this program, health care providers are eligible for reimbursement for COVID-19 testing, treatment, and related services provided to the uninsured.

  • An infographic showing specific legislation, amount of funding allocated for health care providers, what the funding covers, and more

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