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34 Hawai‘i Health Care Providers To Receive More Than $30 Million In Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding To Cover Pandemic-Related Costs, Help Families Get Health Care

HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today announced that 34 health care providers in Hawai‘i will receive $30,254,448 in federal funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue providing health care for families across the state. The payments focus on supporting smaller health care providers that have experienced revenue losses related to the pandemic and providers serving Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, and Medicare beneficiaries.

“This new federal funding will make sure thousands of kids and families in Hawai‘i continue to get the health care they need,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “By supporting health care providers that offer high-quality services, we’re keeping people throughout our state healthy and safe.”

The new funding, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is part of the $178 billion Provider Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. Today’s announcement follows an announcement last month of nearly $37 million in federal funding for smaller providers and those serving the most vulnerable communities, and a November announcement of more than $43 million in federal funding for rural health care providers under the American Rescue Plan Act.