Daines Announces Nearly $14 Million in Additional Relief Payments to Rural Hospitals, Healthcare Providers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be directing $13,866,039 to healthcare providers in Montana, including those serving rural communities.

“This major funding will support our providers that are on the frontlines of this pandemic and serving our rural communities,” Daines said. “It is important we continue working to ensure Montana’s healthcare providers, including those facing financial devastation caused by the pandemic, receive the assistance they need as we begin safely reopening our economy.”

Daines fought to secure this critical funding through the bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allocated $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers, including those disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.

HHS is also opening the provider portal to allow dentists to apply for relief funds.   

Under the small city and rural specialty hospital allocation, $13,866,039 will be going out to 7 providers in Montana. For more information on the funding, click HERE.


Daines has been leading the efforts in Congress to respond to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts, click HERE.