Clarification of COVID-19 Relief Funding Programs

NARHC would like to provide some additional clarification on the differences between a variety of COVID-19 relief funding programs that RHCs received, to ensure that you are confident in your allowable uses and reporting requirements for each program. Please review the matrix below and see all of our continuously updated resources on


 Program Name 

 Allowable Expenses


 Project Period


Testing Program

 Testing and testing-related 

   per RHC

 Jan. 27, 2020 – 
Dec. 31, 2021
 through January 2022  

 Provider Relief Fund

Unreimbursed expense
 and lost revenue
 attributable to COVID-19

  Varying amounts in 
  multiple phases 


Dependent on
 when funds were

 Provider Relief Fund Portal
 by Sep. 30, 2021
if received in Period 1
(4/10-6/30 2020)


RHC COVID-19 Testing 
and Mitigation Program

 Testing, mitigation,
 and related expenses

   per RHC

 Jan. 1, 2021 –
 Dec. 31, 2022
 through January 2023


RHC Vaccine Confidence
(not all RHCs received)


Education, outreach,
 promotion, etc. to increase
 vaccine confidence

   Approx. $49,500
    per RHC

  July 1, 2021 –
 June 30, 2022

 To be announced later
  in the project period 


If you have any additional questions regarding these programs, please contact