U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a combined $135,152,313 to 59 hospitals and health care providers throughout North Dakota. These funds are appropriated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bill crafted in the Senate which Senator Cramer helped pass.
The funds come as part of a $10 billion funding allocation to rural providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as authorized by the CARES Act. Recipients of the $10 billion rural distribution will include, rural acute care general hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and Community Health Centers located in rural areas.