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MDHHS Announces $25 million for Personal Protective Equipment to Keep Frontline Workers and Patients Safe from COVID-19

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MDHHS Announces $25 million for Personal Protective Equipment to Keep Frontline Workers and Patients Safe from COVID-19

A $25 million grant program for personal protective equipment (PPE) will allow medical facilities and other providers to keep their staff and patients safe, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced. 

The grant will assist facilities facing increased costs for PPE as they provide critical services to Michiganders during the COVID-19 pandemic. This grant program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

The Michigan PPE Grant Program provides funds to eligible Michigan health and human services providers to cover costs for up to 90 days of PPE for frontline employees. Eligible facilities include long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, outpatient medical facilities, home health care providers, dental offices, pharmacies, EMS providers, funeral and mortuary services, long-term acute care hospitals, and residential congregate facilities. 

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Grant awards of up to $250,000 will be made based on the number of client-facing workers at each facility.  

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