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DHSS CARES Act Health Care Relief Fund

The application window for the DHSS CARES Act Health Care Relief Fund has been closed. Applications are currently being reviewed. Please refer to the FAQs if you have any questions

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 the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR), or be an authorized provider of the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) or Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH).

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 CARES Act guidance and FAQ. 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 Calendar Year (CY) 19 operating budget.

Applications are due no later than July 16, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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


Applications will be approved on a rolling basis with a deadline of July 16th. If approved for funding, organizations may begin receiving notification of awards as early as July 16th, 2021. All goods and services must be received by October 31, 2021.

Have a question?

Department of Health and Social Services FAQ page.
Email questions to: DHSS_CaresQuestions@delaware.gov