​Quick Turnaround for S.D. Healthcare Providers Who Want to Apply for More COVID Funding

​Quick Turnaround for S.D. Healthcare Providers Who Want to Apply for More COVID Funding

12/3/2021 Tags: Announcements, In the News, COVID-19


Eligible South Dakota healthcare providers have until 6 p.m. CST Monday, Dec. 13, to apply for additional COVID funding from the state.

The COVID-19 Targeted Healthcare Grants application process opened Dec. 2. South Dakota is allocating an estimated $15,000,000 for the program.

Recipients will include:

  • Nursing homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Intermediate care facilities
  • Senior meals
  • Residential youth care

To be eligible, a healthcare provider must:

  • Be licensed or otherwise authorized by the state to provide services in South Dakota;
  • Be located in South Dakota; and
  • Provide services in areas of the state that may be underserved or to those who are uninsured or vulnerable populations (i.e., elderly, disabled, children, persons with mental illness) or
  • Provide services funded by the state through Medicaid or other federal/state funding through the Department of Corrections, Department of Social Services, or Department of Human Services.

Providers of multiple service types can receive an award for all licensed beds and a percentage of state revenue on all service categories.

After the state awards the amounts, those receiving grants will get a Beneficiary Agreement. That agreement must be electronically signed and uploaded to the application website by 6 p.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities that get the funding will receive a per-licensed bed payment estimated at $1,200. Senior meals and residential youth care programs awarded funding will receive 19% of the annual state revenue they’ve paid.

If you have any questions about COVID funding, please contact us.



This communication is intended to provide general information on legislative COVID-19 relief measures as of the date of this communication and may reference information from reputable sources. Although our firm has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, on the information provided. As legislative efforts are still ongoing, we expect that there may be additional guidance and clarification from regulators that may modify some of the provisions in this communication. Some of those modifications may be significant. As such, be aware that this is not a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter covered and is not intended to provide specific recommendations to you or your business with respect to the matters addressed.



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