Dentists have until Aug. 3 to apply to HHS Provider Relief Fund

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Washington — Eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program dental providers now have until Aug. 3 to apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal, the department announced.

“HHS is continuing to work with provider organizations, congressional, state and local leaders to get the word out about this program,” said HHS in a July 17 news release. "To ensure eligible Medicaid and CHIP providers have the opportunity to apply for a funding distribution, the deadline to apply has been extended.”

The deadline for non-Medicaid providers to apply for funding is also Aug. 3. (Read this July 10 ADA News article for more information on how to apply.)

Before applying to receive funding, HHS recommends providers first:

• Read the Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions Form.
• Download the Medicaid Provider Distribution Application Form.

The Provider Relief Fund was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — known as the CARES Act — which directed $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other health care providers, particularly those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information, visit and look under the Resources and Support tab. There is also a Provider Relief Fund FAQ with additional information on who is eligible to apply.

For more information about the ADA’s advocacy efforts during COVID-19, visit