Governor’s Assistance to Long Term Care Providers

Long Term Care Licensees Benefit from CARES Act

The Governor in Emergency Order #44 allocated $30 million from CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to assist Long Term Care Providers with unreimbursed COVID related expenses or lost revenue. The funds will be administered by DHHS in consultation with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery from the COVID-19 Emergency Healthcare System Relief Fund (CEHSRF).

You are receiving this notice because you are a licensed provider within the definition of Long Term Providers for purposes of these funds. The definition is residential skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, and other congregate residential living facilities that provide healthcare services to the elderly that are licensed by DHHS under RSA 151 and regulated by NH Administrative Rule He-P 803, HE-P 804, He-P 805, HE-P 809, He-P 822, He-P 823, and He-P 824.  To be eligible you must have unreimbursed COVID related expenses or lost revenue during the period March 1, 2020, to December 30, 2020.

The $30 million allocated to Long Term Care Providers will be administered in a separate application process from the Healthcare provider application process.  If a Long Term Care Provider submitted an application to the CEHSRF as a “healthcare provider” initially, they must complete the Long Term Care Provider Application, not the supplemental Health Care Provider application. The Long Term Care Application can be found here: https://nhpublichealth.force.com/nhgoferr/Proposal_Core_Listing_Page.
There will be a one-week application submission period that will end on June 19, 2020.  The short time period will ensure relief is quickly provided to mitigate further damage to New Hampshire providers, keeping doors open and preserving jobs.
Every eligible Long Term Care Provider needing to obtain relief must submit the application form with all required information by June 19, 2020The application form will become the final grant agreement upon approval by the Governor and become a binding contract.
The application form must be submitted online here. The final award criteria will not be determined until all applications are received, after June 19, 2020.
There will be no further submission required. A notice that applications have been approved and the amount of the award will be sent to the applicants. Awardees will need to establish a state vendor number with the Department of Administrative Services in order to be paid. Registration is free and is available at https://das.nh.gov/purchasing/vendorregistration/(S(raezhu55qchcei452vlvml55))/welcome.aspx. The names of all applicants, as well as the amount of the awards, will be posted on the DHHS and GOFERR websites. Checks will be issued within 7 to 10 days after approval.
Failure to submit an online application will mean that you will not have an opportunity to apply for these funds.