HEALTH FUNDS

Emergency Rural Development Grants for Rural Health Care: $500 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding to establish an emergency pilot program for rural development within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Grants are to be awarded based on rural development needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grant Program: $420 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for the CCBHC Expansion Grants program, which aims to increase access to, and improve the quality of community mental and substance use disorder treatment through the expansion of CCBHCs.

Youth Suicide Prevention Programs: $20 Million


*Counties eligible
Funding to support state-sponsored or tribal youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategies and provides funding to institutions of higher education to assist students. Counties that are public organizations designated by a state to develop or direct the youth suicide early intervention and prevention strategy are eligible to receive funds.

Community Mental Health Services Block Grant: $1.5 Billion


*Counties eligible
Funds to support community-based mental health services for adults and children. Counties may use block grant dollars to provide a range of services for adults and children with serious mental illnesses.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant: $1.5 Billion


*Counties eligible
Funding for county behavioral health authorities to serve vulnerable, low-income populations, such as those with HIV/AIDS, pregnant and parenting women, youth and others by ensuring access to substance abuse services.

Community Based Funding for Local Substance Use Disorder Services: $30 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for grants to states, local and Tribal governments and other entities to support community-based overdose prevention programs, syringe services programs and other harm reduction services in light of increased pandemic related drug-misuse.

Community Based Funding for Local Behavioral Health Needs: $50 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for grants to state, local, Tribal and territorial governments and other entities to address increased community behavioral health needs worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Project AWARE: $30 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for Project AWARE, which provides grants, contracts and cooperative agreements to states, Tribes and other entities to advance wellness and resiliency in education.

Community Health Centers: $7.6 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides funding to award grants to federally qualified health centers and to Papa Ola Lokahi and other Native Hawaiian health care systems to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health Workforce: $7.66 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides funding to establish, expand and sustain a public health workforce including grants to state, local and territorial public health departments.

National Health Services Corps: $800 Million


Provides funding for the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program and state loan repayment programs, with respect to the health workforce.

Nurse Corps: $200 Million


Provides funding for federal loan repayment and scholarship programs for nurses.

Teaching Health Centers - Graduate Medical Education: $330 Million


Provides funding for payments to qualified teaching health centers that operate graduate medical education programs and for grants to teaching health centers to establish new or expanded primary care residency programs.


Mental and Behavioral Health Training (Health Care Professionals): $80 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for grants or contracts to state and local governments, among other entities, to run training programs in strategies for reducing and addressing suicide, burnout, mental health conditions and substance use disorders among health care professionals. The trainings must be for health care students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, training and public safety officers and their employers.

Grants for Health Care Providers to Promote Mental and Behavioral Health: $40 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding to award grants or contracts to entities providing health care, including federal qualified health centers, to establish or expand programs to promote mental health among their providers and others.

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training: $100 Million


Provides funding for grants to eligible institutions to support education and clinical training relating to mental and behavioral health.


Pediatric Mental Health Care Access: $14.2 Million


*Counties eligible
Provides funding to award grants to states, political subdivisions of states and Tribes to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care through the development and support of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs.

Grants to States, Localities, and Tribes for Testing: $47.8 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and mitigation activities. Note that this funding will be distributed to states and local jurisdictions through existing cooperative agreements.

Grants to States, Localities, Tribes for Vaccines: $7.5 Billion


*Counties eligible
Provides funding for COVID-19 vaccine activities, including providing technical assistance and awarding grants or cooperative agreements to state, local, Tribal and territorial health departments. Note that this funding will be distributed to states and local jurisdictions through existing cooperative agreements.

State Nursing Home Strike Teams: $500 Million


Provides funding to states and territories to establish and implement nursing home strike teams that will be deployed to a skilled nursing facility with diagnosed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to help with clinical care, infection control or staffing.


Vaccine Confidence Education: $1 Billion


Funding for the CDC to strengthen vaccine confidence by furthering the distribution of information and education and improving vaccination rates. Included in this is the Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence Grant Program, which provides funds to eligible applicants to improve vaccine confidence, counter vaccine hesitancy, and help with access to vaccination in rural communities that are medically underserved. 

Provider Relief Fund: $8.5 Billion


Provides an additional $8.5 billion for the Provider Relief Fund for rural Medicare and Medicaid providers to cover expenses and lost revenue due to COVID-19.