The ADA News (10/6, Garvin) reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened the Provider Relief Fund portal Oct. 5 for dentists to begin applying for the next round of funding.
This follows the Oct. 1 HHS announcement that “it would be allocating $20 billion in new funding for health care providers, including many dentists.” The Provider Relief Fund was established by the CARES Act and allows dental providers to apply for payments made for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to the pandemic.
The funds, distributed through the Health Resources and Services Administration, are part of the Phase 3 General Provider Relief Fund. The deadline for eligible dentists to apply for funds is Nov. 6.
The ADA has updated its FAQ to assist dentists in applying.
HHS has also posted a step-by-step guide on how to apply.
For more information about the ADA’s advocacy efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit ADA.org/COVID19Advocacy.