Gov. Noem announces plan for allocation of CARES Act funding community based healthcare providers

PIERRE, S.D. — On Friday, the framework was laid out by Governor Kristi Noem for Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) up to $100 million that will assist South Dakota’s healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19.

The grant program will function similarly to the small business grant program that Gov. Noem announced on September 9, 2020.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the difficult work that community-based healthcare providers are doing, and we’re here to support them as they respond to unique challenges,” said Governor Noem. “I look forward to receiving legislative input on this proposal.”

Healthcare providers will qualify for the aid and grant if they:

  • Provide services funded by the state through the Medicaid program or other federal and state dollars through the Department of Social Services, the Department of Corrections, or the Department of Human Services; and
  • Can demonstrate a “reduction in business,” which is based on lost revenue from March through August of 2020 when compared to the same time period in 2019.

The proposed application period for grant is from October 12 through October 23.

More information can be found here.

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