Provider Relief Fund

Important Program Updates

The HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program and Coverage Assistance Fund are no longer accepting claims due to a lack of sufficient funds.

*Testing and treatment claims deadline - March 22, 2022
*Vaccine administration claims deadline - April 5, 2022

HRSA anticipates that claims submitted by the deadline may take longer than the typical 30 business day timeframe to process as HRSA works to adjudicate and pay claims subject to their eligibility and the availability of funds.

Key Dates

  • 05/25/22 to 06/14/22 Late Reporting: Reporting Period 2
  • 06/30/22 Deadline to Use Funds: Reporting Period 3
  • 07/01/22 Reporting Portal Opens: Reporting Period 3

Our Programs

The Provider Relief Bureau supports health care providers facing solvency challenges that affect their ability to respond to emerging health crises in an equitable manner.

Phase 4 and ARP Rural Payments

HRSA began distributing ARP Rural payments in November 2021 and Phase 4 payments in December 2021, with the vast majority of applications now processed and payments distributed. Nearly $22 billion in Phase 4 and ARP Rural payments has been distributed to providers. Learn more about how to attest to payments via the Provider Relief Fund Application and Attestation Portal.

Reporting and Auditing

Learn what recipients of PRF payments need to know about reporting requirements, auditing, and using the Reporting Portal.

The PRF Reporting Portal is now closed for Reporting Period 2. The Portal will open for Reporting Period 3 on July 1, 2022, for providers who received one or more PRF payments exceeding $10,000, in aggregate, from January 1 to June 30, 2021.

Returning Funds

Some recipients of PRF payments will be required to return funds. Refer to the instructions for returning unused funds HRSA Exit Disclaimer and the Returning Funds Webpage for more information.

Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances

Providers who experienced one or more extenuating circumstances that prevented them from submitting a completed PRF Report in Reporting Periods 1 and/or 2 by the deadline, will have the opportunity to come into compliance by submitting a Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances Form. HRSA Exit Disclaimer

Payment Reconsideration

The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural Reconsideration process is intended for providers who believe their Phase 4/ARP Rural payment was not calculated correctly. Applications are now open.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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