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Allowable Expenses

RHCs funded under the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation (RHCCTM) Program could apply any of the payments to COVID-19 testingCOVID-19 testing-related expensesCOVID-19 mitigation, and COVID-19 mitigation-related expenses.

COVID-19 testing expenses

COVID-19 testing described in the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Terms and Conditions (PDF - 174 KB) include, but are not limited to:

COVID-19 mitigation expenses

COVID-19 mitigation includes efforts, activities, and strategies to reduce or prevent local COVID-19 transmission and minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 in places such as schools, workplaces, and healthcare organizations, described in the RHC COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Terms and Conditions (PDF - 174 KB) and in the CDC Community Mitigation Framework. Community mitigation efforts aim to reduce the rate at which someone infected comes in contact with someone not infected, or reduce the probability of infection if there is contact. The more a person interacts with different people, and the longer and closer the interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. Mitigation activities may include, but are not limited to:

COVID-19 testing-related expenses

COVID-19 mitigation-related expenses

Unallowable expenses

RHC CTM Program funds could NOT be used for direct provider-to-patient vaccine administration (i.e., shot-in-arm). Direct provider-to-patient vaccine administration does NOT include associated costs and add-on services necessary to facilitate or in conjunction with the direct provider-to-patient vaccine administration.

The following HRSA programs covered the cost of vaccine administration:

*For allowable expenses under the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program, visit the RHCCT Program page.

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