FEMA, HHS and HUD Funding Assistance

Plexos Group is currently ensuring clients in multiple states maximize their benefit and minimize their funding timeframes when recouping costs for COVID-19 emergency protective measures, including PPE, testing, ventilators, medical equipment and staff overtime.

Medical Provider Funding is Not Limited to the Cares Act
In addition to HHS funding from the Cares Act, FEMA and HUD are making billions in funding available to offset costs associated with the response to COVID-19 by private non-profits. FEMA has dedicated $45 billion to COVID response. HUD has released guidelines on how HUD funding can also be used for this purpose.

Timing is Everything
Applicants need to register and submit estimates quickly. Though FEMA Public Assistance (PA) requests are not a first come, first served situation, applicants need to submit their requests for public assistance (RPAs) as soon as possible. Advancement funds are no longer available.

Maximizing Funding and Keeping Those Funds Requires Immediate Targeted Cost Accounting Controls
Take immediate action to categorize HHS, FEMA and HUD-eligible expenses and capture those expenses in separate cost accounts with proper documentation and backup. Allocate HHS and other funds to paying non-FEMA / HUD eligible expenses. FEMA PA expenses are 100% covered from January 20, 2020 through April 1, 2022.

Keeping Your Funds After the Event
After the event, the federal government will review formal submittals and backup documentation for eligible expenses. If you don’t provide proper documentation, and/or you request ineligible expenses, the government can claw back the requested funding based on government guidelines.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Meet our experts with years of experience and “lessons learned” in FEMA, HHS and HUD programs and compliance.

COVID-19 activities for reimbursement may include:

  • Vaccination facilities, including community vaccination centers, mass vaccination sites, and mobile vaccinations, including necessary security and other services for sites.
  • Medical and support staff, including contracted and temporary hires to administer vaccinations.
  • Training and technical assistance for storing, handling, distributing, and administering of vaccinations.
  • PPE, other equipment, supplies, and materials required for storing, handling, distributing/transporting, and administering vaccinations.
  • Transportation support, such as refrigerated trucks and transport security, for vaccine distribution as well as reasonable transportation to and from the vaccination sites.
  • Onsite infection control measures and emergency medical care for children and families at vaccination sites.
  • Communication efforts that keep the public informed, including messaging campaigns, flyers, advertisements, websites, translation services, community engagement and call centers or websites to assist with appointments or answering questions.

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