Healthcare organizations have a new form of help with a new grant program from Montgomery County’s Office of CARES Act.
The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, allowed the U.S. Treasury to issue Montgomery County $92 million in funding to provide financial relief to individuals and businesses that have experienced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant program for healthcare institutions is one of several that is sending relief funding into the community.
“This pandemic has emphasized how important our healthcare institutions truly are,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “Throughout this public health crisis, every provider has been working over and above expectations to fight COVID-19. This grant program will provide some financial assistance to help them continue to serve our communities in the continuing fight.”
These healthcare grants are meant to help hospitals, medical centers, health clinics, and other health service providers that incurred additional expenses related to the pandemic. This program will reimburse those costs necessary to provide public health services in communities throughout Montgomery County. The expenses can include mortgage or rent, utilities, and costs related to immunizations, Coronavirus (tiered) testing and contact tracing, personal protective equipment supplies, technology, and other public health operating expenses.
“This has been a difficult time for many people and organizations,” said Marvene Mitchell-Cook, Director of the Office of CARES Act. “Those in the healthcare industry have been fighting this battle since the beginning, and we hope this program can provide those organizations with some financial relief.”
To qualify for the healthcare grant program, applicants must meet three requirements:
- Be a healthcare provider physically located in Montgomery County, Ohio
- Serve or benefit individuals living in Montgomery County, Ohio
- Meet program technical requirements, including the ability to provide financial records to support the grant application and be able to track and report the spending of grant funds
Montgomery County Office of CARES Act staff is working with Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association on applications. Healthcare organizations can find more information and a link to the application at www.mcohiocares.org. Links to other local CARES Act grant programs are also available through the website, including grants for small businesses, healthcare organizations, daycares and preschools, educational institutions, nonprofits, and mortgage, rent, and utility assistance for individuals and families.