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 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 a pre-determined formula.
Applications are due no later than November 17, 2020.
The application is included below. Applicants will need to provide their organizational information and a brief overview of how the entity will spend awarded funds, including a line item budget of the proposal.
Final applications should include: 1) a signed application; 2) signed certification; and 3) a line item budget.
All complete applications should be submitted as attachments by email to: DHSS_CaresAct@delaware.gov
Send questions by email to: DHSS_CaresQuestions@delaware.gov
Applicants must be a Home Health Agency (HHA) licensed by the Delaware Division of Health Care Quality (DHCQ). Skilled home health agencies, home health agencies- aide only, and personal assistance service agencies are all eligible to apply for this funding.
Applicants must serve clients in Delaware and have been in operation as of February 1, 2020.
The HHA industry distribution formula was based on the proportion of Medicaid/CHIP fee-for-service and managed care claim payments incurred in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2019 attributed to each provider. Inpatient hospital, I/DD or IMD related services were excluded.
Claims payments were arrayed by provider and each providerís proportion of the total was computed. The percentage of total Medicaid/CHIP claims payments was then applied to the total HHA Relief Fund amount to create provider-specific relief fund payment amounts.
For example, if HHA entity #123 had 2.50% of the Medicaid/CHIP claims payments, HHA entity #123 is eligible to receive up to 2.50% of the total HHA Relief Fund amount. Each provider listed can receive up to their respective amount.
Eligible HHA providers who did not receive an industry award amount under this category may be eligible for a subject area award.
To see what your HHA entity could be eligible for, check this list: Home Health Agency
Providers that own more than one HHA entity may submit one application on behalf of all entities, provided that they list the names of the covered entities in their application.
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.
The timeline will vary based on application submission date and when it receives budget approval. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting October 30, 2020.