Hill announces $500,000 grant for Johnson County Community Hospita

Published 2:20 pm Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Funding part of the Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grant program

NASHVILLE — House Commerce Committee Chairman Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) announced on Thursday, May 14, a $500,000 grant for the Johnson County Community Hospital through the Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grant program.
Established in partnership with the Department of Economic & Community Development (TNECD) and the Department of Finance & Administration, the Rural Hospital Readiness Grant program is designed to support small and rural facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All funds are capped at $500,000 per hospital; they provide temporary resources for facilities facing a financial strain related to patient declines because of the COVID-19 pandemic and while federal funds are still being processed and allocated to health facilities.
“This critical funding will enable our hospital to continue to effectively serve our community during these extraordinary times,” said Chairman Hill. “I appreciate these resources from the state because they will increase support for our health care heroes on the frontline serving our citizens. I will never stop fighting for additional resources to support them or the citizens of Northeast Tennessee.”
Tennessee is allocating $10 million in state funding to support hospitals that are facing unusual or immediate financial burdens because of COVID-19 as part the FY20 COVID-19 response appropriation.
For more information about the Small and Rural Hospital Readiness Grant program, go to: https://www.tn.gov/ecd/rural-development/small-and-rural-hospital-readiness-grant.

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