Senate Bill (SB) 8, 87th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 2021, appropriates funds to the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for grants to support Texas healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:
- $75,000,000 for rural hospitals (SB 8, Section 12)
- $38,000,000 ($250,000 per rural hospital) via direct awards
- $37,000,000 distributed via a competitive award process, or Request for Applications (RFA)
- $200,000,000 for nursing facilities (NF) (SB 8, Section 33)
- $90,000,000 ($75,000 per licensed facility) in direct awards
- $110,000,000 distributed via a competitive award process, or Request for Applications (RFA)
- $178,300,000 million for Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs), home health agencies (HHA), Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities or related conditions (ICFs/IID), and providers of Community Attendant Services (SB 8, Section 33) distributed via competitive award processes (RFAs)
Funding Utilization Report: Required for All Beneficiaries of COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief Grants
Per Section 2.7 Required Report of all seven of the COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief Grant (CHRG) Requests for Applications (RFAs), beneficiaries of an award must submit a Funding Utilization Report to HHSC by the due date listed in the RFA. “Beneficiary” means the party receiving funds under any funding agreement awarded under the RFA.
Beneficiaries of any of the seven CHRG RFAs can now access and submit their Funding Utilization Reports. The URLs and deadlines for each of the RFAs are below; further instructions for the reports can be found through the respective links below.
|RFA Name||RFA Number||Reporting Deadline||Reporting Portals||List of Awardees and Submitted Reports*|
|Intermediate Care Facilities – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief||HHS0011334||July 31, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICF-CHRG-Report||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/icf-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|Rural Hospitals – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief (“Tier 2”)||HHS0011335||Aug. 31, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RH-CHRG-Report-Tier2||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/rh-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|Assisted Living Facilities – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief||HHS0011336||Aug. 31, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ALF-CHRG-Report||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/alf-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|Nursing Facilities – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief (“Tier 2”)||HHS0011337||Aug. 31, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NF-CHRG-Report-Tier2||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/nf-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|Home Health Agencies – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief||HHS0011339||Aug. 31, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHA-CHRG-Report||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/hha-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|Non-CDS Community Attendants – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief||HHS0011338||Sept. 30, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NonCDS-CHRG-Report||https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/documents/SB8-Grant/noncds-chrg_completionlist.pdf (PDF)|
|CDS Community Attendants – COVID-19 in Healthcare Relief||HHS0011792||Sept. 30, 2023, 5:00 pm Central Time||https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDS-CHRG-Report||List not applicable. For CDS only, HHSC Provider Finance sends a confirmation email to each individual that submitted their Funding Utilization Report, based on the email address written in the submitted Funding Utilization Report. It may take multiple days after report submission for a confirmation email to be received.|
* For each program, the “List of Awardees and Submitted Reports” will be updated periodically; the date of last update can be found in the document.
Open Enrollment for Support of Consumer Directed Services Applicants
In Open Enrollment, Section 8.2, HHSC will post a list of all FMSAs that have enrolled via this OE on the HHSC website to notify potential applicants to RFA No. HHS0011792 of the availability of support services. The enrolled FMSAs are listed here:
|FMSA Name||Primary Contact||Secondary Contact|
|Segnik Group Inc||Joshua Oyeniyi|
|Helping Restore Ability||Vicki Niedermayer|
|Solutions Financial Management Services, LLC||Winter Bluitt|
Awardees should rely on the information in each individual RFA because the RFAs may have additional or different information than what is provided on this site.