Pallone Announces Health Care Providers in New Jersey Will Receive Over $217 Million
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that health care providers in New Jersey will receive $217,936,843 through the Provider Relief Fund established in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Funding allocations are based on data each provider submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services that details financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“As coronavirus cases go up in New Jersey and across the country, it’s imperative that our health care providers have the resources they need to fight this pandemic,” Pallone said. “New Jersey has been one of the hardest hit states, and this funding will help provide our health care workers with the aid they need to keep New Jerseyans healthy. I will continue to ensure that hospitals and health care workers have what they need to fight this virus.”
The announcement marks the beginning of the third phase of coronavirus relief funding to health care providers nationwide through the Provider Relief Fund. Payments will begin on December 16 and will continue through January 2021. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Pallone has advocated for equitable distribution of federal funding to providers in New Jersey. In June, Pallone announced that safety net hospitals received over $280 million. In May, Pallone announced that New Jersey hospitals received $1.7 billion in funding received by New Jersey health care providers from the Provider Relief Fund established in the (CARES) Act. Providers in New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District received over $177 million.
Additional details on the Provider Relief Fund distribution are available here.