CARES Act Funding Available for Ohio’s Behavioral Healthcare Community


By: Matt Lake and David Stewart

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is now accepting applications from eligible behavioral healthcare organizations to receive Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) funds through the CARES Act.  The application is located here.

Eligibility is limited to entities operating in certain sectors of Ohio’s behavioral healthcare Continuum of Care. The funds are designated to help cover extra costs associated with operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations who have received other CRF funds in the past are eligible for these funds as well.

Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2020. Funds will be issued by December 30, 2020. Once received, funds must be applied toward eligible expenses incurred through December 30, 2020.

Organizations should ensure they understand all eligibility, legal, and application requirements before applying.  Important guidance released by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is located here.

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