Governor Kim Reynolds announced this week that she is allocating an additional $28 million in direct relief to Iowa’s hospitals and local county health departments to help manage increased needs due to COVID-19.
The funding comes from the $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds allocated to the state. Of the direct relief announced, $25 million will be allocated to hospitals to address staffing needs. The funds will be allocated prorated based on average hospital census over the months of September and October.
An additional $3 million will be distributed to local county health departments based on a per capita basis.