COVID-19 Response Funding - Minnesota Dept. of Health

COVID–19 Response Funding

Updated: February 23, 1:00 p.m.

FAQ Index

2021 Legislative Report

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COVID–19 Funding Tool

Download the COVID–19 Funding Tool (Excel)

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Grant Eligible and Ineligible Expenses

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Grant Reporting Guidance

  1. COVID–19 Response Funding Financial Report Guidance, Updated August 2020 (PDF)

  2. COVID–19 Response Funding Program Report Guidance, Updated August 2020 (PDF)

  3. Please use this Expense Summary Template, December 2020 (Excel) in submitting expenses and documentation, or use a similar summary page when submitting your expenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID–19 Response Funding

Review the COVID–19 Response Funding FAQ webpage. New questions and answers are added as they become available.

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About the COVID–19 Response Funding

In March, the Minnesota Legislature approved $200 million for health care grants to support costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak.

  • The $150 million COVID–19 Health Care Response Grant were intended to cover costs related to planning for, preparing for, or responding to the COVID–19 outbreak.

    • Close to $140 million has been awarded thus far to assisted living facilities, health care clinics, health centers (FHQCs), hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, transportation services (ambulance services), and tribal health.

    • $10 million of the $150 COVID–19 Health Care Response Grant is being funded through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.

    • Applications were accepted from April through August 2020. The application portal is now closed.

  • The $50 million COVID–19 Response Grant for Short Term Emergency Funding was available on an emergency basis to provide cash flow relief to health care organizations to cover their highest priority needs. This grant is now closed. View the COVID–19 Short Term Emergency Funding webpage for a list of organizations that received funding through this program. MDH Press Release, April 8.

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Up–to–date COVID–19 guidance for all Minnesotans can be found on the Minnesota Department of Health's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) ( website.

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Updated Tuesday, 23-Feb-2021 12:31:34 CST