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HRSA Extends COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline for ‘Extenuating Circumstances’

HRSA Extends COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadline for ‘Extenuating Circumstances’

Providers who received more than $10,000 from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) between July 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and have not reported on the use of those funds may qualify for a reporting extension.

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), providers who experienced one or more extenuating circumstances that prevented them from submitting a completed PRF Report for those funds by the deadline (also known as Reporting Period 2) have the opportunity to submit a Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances Form. Requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET, May 13, 2022.

The deadline to submit a Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances for Reporting Period 1 (more than $10,000 of funds received before July 1, 2020) has now passed. Providers will be notified this week about the status of any Reporting Period 1 requests to report late that were submitted before the April 22, 2022, deadline.

Providers who request an extension for either reporting period will be notified by HRSA if their request is approved or denied. Providers with approved requests will have 10 days from the date the notification is received to submit a report, while providers whose request is denied will have to return their funds.

Review the Request to Report Late Due to Extenuating Circumstances webpage for more details.

Providers who received PRF payments exceeding $10,000 from January 1, 2021, to June 30, 2021, are required to report in Reporting Period 3. The reporting portal will be available for those reports from July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022. 

This table provides a look at all the reporting periods for PRF funds distributed through June 30, 2022:

Reporting PeriodFunds ReceivedDeadline to Use FundsReporting PeriodReturn Funds DeadlineDeadline to Submit Request to Report Late 
Period 1April 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020June 30, 2021July 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021 December 30, 2021April 22, 2022
Period 2July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020December 31, 2021January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022April 30, 2022May 13, 2022
Period 3January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021June 30, 2022July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022October 30, 2022N/A
Period 4July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021December 31, 2022January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023April 30, 2023N/A
Period 5January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022June 30, 2023July 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023October 30, 2023N/A

To learn more about PRF reporting, along with instructions for how to file your own report, visit the Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements and Auditing webpage.

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