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DHSS CARES Act Health Care Relief Fund: Environmental Modifications & Services

Program Summary

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is charged with distributing funds to healthcare organizations serving clients and patients in Delaware. They are authorized by the State of Delaware to distribute CARES Act Relief funds to health care entities for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All expenses must comply with U.S. Treasury Department guidance and FAQ and applicants must attest to terms and conditions required by the State in addition to completing the below application.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded based on the applicant’s annual CY 19 operating budget.

Applications are due no later than November 25, 2020.

The application is included below. Applicants will need to provide: 1) their organizational information; 2) a brief overview and line-item budget of how the entity will spend awarded funds; 3) 12-month financial statement listing the applicant’s Calendar Year (CY) 2019 operating budget and 4) signed certification form.

All complete applications should be submitted as attachments by email to:

Send questions by email to:

Eligible Applicants

Applicants must be a health care organization or provider serving clients or patients in Delaware and have been in operation as of February 1, 2020.

Eligible applicants must have an active license from the Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ) or from the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR). A list of eligible DPR licenses can be found on the FAQ page.

Applicants who have received funding from a Health Care Relief Fund industry-based program are ineligible to apply for any subject-based fund, including the the Environmental Modifications & Services Fund.

Reporting Requirements

Applicants will be required to attest that they reviewed the U.S. Treasury Department guidance and FAQ, will use received funds for acceptable expenses as defined in those documents, as well as to attest to legal terms and conditions.


Funding is available through a one-time federal funding award.

Funding amounts will be awarded based on the applicant's CY 2019 operating budget:
  • Under $100,000 in operating expenses, maximum award of $10,000
  • $100,001- $500,000 in operating expenses, maximum award of $20,000
  • $500,001 - $1,000,000 in operating expenses, maximum award of $40,000
  • $1,000,000 - $5,000,000 in operating expenses, maximum award of $100,000
  • $5,000,001 or more in operating expenses, maximum award of $150,000


The timeline will vary based on application submission date and when it receives budget approval. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting November 10, 2020.