Hospitals are eligible to receive $190,000 to $250,000 as part of the Small Hospital Improvement Program Coronavirus Testing and Mitigation special grant program. The SHIP COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation program requirements are not exactly the same as the first round of COVID-19 SHIP funding. We encourage all to review the information above so you are familiar with the requirements of the award.
Like other SHIP programs, we will send a participation agreement and have an informational webinar this summer. We anticipate that will be sometime in August or September. Should you have questions, contact Jennifer Findley at 785-233-7436 or email@example.com.
COVID-19 SHIP Informational Webinar SLIDES and RECORDING
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. HRSA will use CARES funding to assist hospitals that are eligible to be funded through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). One-time funding will provide support to hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus-related (COVID-19) public health emergency. This includes:
- Ensuring hospitals are safe for staff and patients;
- Detecting, preventing, diagnosing, and treating COVID-19; and
- Maintaining hospital operations.
The Kansas COVID-19 SHIP is managed by the by State Office of Rural Health within the Bureau of Community Health Systems (BCHS) at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. KDHE has contracted with KHERF to administer this program.