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.