The American Rescue Plan (ARP), Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) COVID-19 testing and mitigation grant supported seventeen (17) of Wyoming’s small rural hospitals with funding for testing and mitigation of COVID-19. The performance period was from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2022. Due to delays created by supply line issues and shortages hospitals could apply for one year extensions through December 31, 2023. This extension application is not closed.
Funded activities for this program include:
- Minor Renovations and Alterations
If there is any question on what is allowable, the National Rural Health Resource Center has an Allowable Investment Search Tool. https://www.ruralcenter.org/ship/allowable-investments/search-tool
HRSA requires quarterly data reporting for the hospital receiving ARP SHIP funds. Please complete your reporting through the SHIP COVID-19 Testing and Mitigation Reporting Portal. www.shipcovidreporting.com.
Any hospital that purchased equipment with SHIP-COVID dollars must provide an itemized list of each item purchased to their state SHIP Coordinator. Only items with a unit cost of $5,000 or more are considered equipment. Items under $5,000 per unit do not need to be included.
Hospitals must report minor alterations and renovations quarterly to the State Office of Rural Health by completing the Project Implementation Certification and Project Completion Certification. The forms are here: https://www.ruralcenter.org/ship/american-rescue-plan
For more information visit the National Rural Health Resource Center: https://www.ruralcenter.org/ship/american-rescue-plan
These federal funds are one-time funding under Section 711 of the Social Security Act (42 USC 711 (c)).