Legislature Passes Retention Grants for Adult Day Services Providers

In a special session last week, the Senate and House passed (and the Governor later signed) Senate File 1, which appropriates more than $20M in state CARES Act relief funds to provide retention grants to adult day services providers to address the impact of business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the bill, providers who plan on providing services through the end of this year, either in person or through “alternative adult day,” are eligible for a grant equal to two-thirds of their Medicaid revenue (from all waivers including fee-for-service and managed care) from January 2020. 

Adult day providers applying for grants are required to use the funds to cover their unreimbursed fixed costs from March 1 through the end of this year. DHS will develop an expedited application process, with an application deadline of September 15. The Legislature intends for these funds to reach providers quickly and we will use our daily email update to share news about the grants as it becomes available.

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