PRB General Distribution and ARP Rural FAQ
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Phase 3 - Tax Identification Number (TIN) Validation Process
The deadline to start an application by submitting a TIN for validation under Phase 3 – General Distribution is November 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST. If the TIN validation is initialized by November 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST, the entity will have until November 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST to submit an application.
Providers that have received General Distribution payments under Phases 1 and/or 2 will not undergo any further validation. Providers that are newly eligible under Phase 3 will be subject to TIN validation processes similar to those employed under Phase 2.
If a TIN is not on the curated list of eligible providers, HHS will conduct additional analysis related to the TIN and any active providers associated with the TIN. If the TIN is subsequently marked as valid, the provider will be notified to proceed submitting data into DocuSign. TINs that cannot be validated will not receive funding.
HHS is validating provider eligibility for General Distribution funds by using curated lists generated by state/territory Medicaid and CHIP agencies and third parties for those provider types that do not participate in Medicaid and CHIP. In most instances, HHS will respond within 15 business days; however, this process may take up to several weeks.