BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $91,064,579 to 841 providers and health systems in North Dakota for the first tranche of Coronavirus (COVID—19) relief funding apportioned through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


The funds come as part of a $100 billion nation-wide federal funding allocation to respond to COVID-19, with the first $30 billion delivered today. The total available amount for each recipient is based on funding appropriated under the CARES Act, a bill crafted in the Senate which Senator Cramer helped pass. Facilities and providers are allotted a portion of the $30 billion based on their share of 2019 Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursements. These are payments, not loans, to healthcare providers, and will not need to be repaid.


For more information, please visit Senator Cramer’s COVID-19 webpagehere.