Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act SHIP Funding

Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. HRSA will use CARES funding to assist hospitals that are eligible to be funded through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). One-time funding will provide support to hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus-related (COVID-19) public health emergency. This includes: 

  • Ensuring hospitals are safe for staff and patients;
  • Detecting, preventing, diagnosing, and treating COVID-19; and 
  • Maintaining hospital operations.

Grant Management and Guidance

FY 2020 Coronavirus SHIP: Budget and Financial Management Technical Assistance Webinar Recording (Adobe Flash)

Hospital Tools and Resources

Reporting Templates and Forms

  • Use these instructions for all quarterly reporting in the period of performance:  4/1/20 – 9/30/21.

  • Use this template for all quarterly reporting in the period of performance: 4/1/20 – 9/30/21. 

Option A Coronavirus SHIP Hospital Report Form Template

Minor Alteration/Renovation (A/R) Reporting and Documentation Requirements

SHIP COVID-19 funding may be used for Minor Alteration/Renovation (A/R) activities if the activity is essential to support hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. See the 

 for more information on Minor A/R Activities and please note that COVID SHIP A/R costs cannot exceed 10% of the hospital’s award. 

State Offices of Rural Health (SORHs) are required to report hospitals' minor A/R activities on Quarterly Progress Reports and the attached following documentation requirements on EHB:

Please note either the PDF version or the Microsoft Word version can be completed and turned into EHB.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.