HRSA to Provide $225 Million to RHCs for COVID-19 Testing

U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) provides $225 million to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) for COVID-19 testing. The funds may be used for a wide range of COVID-19 testing and related expenses. HRSA stated that this could include planning for an implementation COVID-19 testing program; procuring supplies to provide testing; training providers and staff on COVID-19 testing procedures; reporting data to HHS on COVID-19 testing activities; and building temporary structures, leasing properties and retrofitting facilities to support COVID-19 response efforts.

HRSA will also be awarding $500,000 to support RHCs’ COVID-19 technical assistance efforts, which include conducting webinars, and providing resources and guidance for implementation and management of testing programs.  To read the full announcement, click here​.