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Gov. Evers announces $100M for long-term care, EMS and more

Gov. Tony Evers

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced on Thursday, May 21 a grant program funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Totaling $100 million dollars, a news release indicates the funding will support providers most at-risk for financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. The providers targeted for financial assistance include emergency medical services, home and community-based services, and long-term care providers such as skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.

The program will be administered in two parts:

  1. Initial release of funds to support immediate needs
  2. Targeted release for additional needs of individual providers

Both rounds of funding will be allocated to support expenses directly related to COVID-19 as well as expenses associated with the interruption of typical operations, such as overtime pay, changes to sanitation procedures, and disruption to the standard delivery of care.

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