$230 Million in Health Resiliency Grants to To Expand Healthcare Services

Oct 31, 2022 at 06:00 am by WGNS News

TENNESSEE - The Tennessee Department of Health will launch a $230 million grant program on Nov. 3, 2022, to expand the availability and delivery of quality healthcare services for Tennesseans.

TDH’s Healthcare Resiliency Program will award competitive grants to eligible applicants in two categories – Capital Investment, and Practice Transformation and Extension – meant to expand patient capacity, upgrade practices and technology, and improve access to healthcare services in the state.


“Improving the lives and livelihood of Tennesseans has been our commitment since day one of my administration,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said. “The Healthcare Resiliency Program is a fulfillment of our effort and a program where the impacts will be long-lasting and generational.”

TDH will administer the HRP grants, evaluate project proposals from qualifying applicants, and award grant funding to eligible projects.

The HRP grants are funded through the American Rescue Plan, which passed Congress in March 2022. Tennessee received $3.9 billion in total ARP funds, and in August 2021, the state’s Financial Stimulus Accountability Group dedicated $230 million in recovery funding to TDH for healthcare modernization and transformation projects.

“Quality healthcare is more important than ever to our local communities,” said Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge. “This grant will provide healthcare improvements that will pay dividends in the present and for years to come. I greatly appreciate the work of the governor and my colleagues on the Fiscal Accountability Group for their work in making sure the State of Tennessee spends these grant funds appropriately and efficiently.”

“Tennessee’s considerable growth means many of our communities require additional resources to meet their evolving needs,” said Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville. “These grants will play a major role in making sure communities have access to healthcare solutions that will enable them to continue thriving and meeting the needs of their citizens and families.”

TDH will open applications for HRP’s Capital Investment grants on Nov. 3, 2022, with $145 million in available funding.

The Capital Investment grants will go to projects in the state that increase adult, and pediatric, intensive care unit and floor bed capacity at acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities. Learn more HERE.


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