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The Provider Relief Fund, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, distributes payments to hospitals and other healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. On March 27, 2020, $100 billion was allocated to the fund as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third and largest phase of legislation designed to lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One month later, lawmakers allocated an additional $75 billion to the fund in the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act, thereby bringing the total amount allocated to the Provider Relief Fund to $175 billion.
To date, HHS has allocated $123 billion of that amount in the following ways:
Of those allocations, about $77 billion has been disbursed through August 26, 2020. The map below shows the amounts that healthcare providers in each state have received so far from such disbursements.
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