The Health Resources and Services Administration last week released another $450 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) payments to rural health care providers to address workforce challenges, lost revenues and increased expenses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA designated $8.5 billion in COVID-19 provider relief payments for providers who served rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicare beneficiaries between Jan. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020. HRSA began distributing the ARPA payments last November.
What does that mean for South Dakota? To date, 211 South Dakota providers have received funds totaling $98,582,295. To find information on specific facilities or communities, filter this data set by SD, facility, or community.