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Gov. Lee announces $10M grant for hospitals impacted by COVID-19

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 12:53:47-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Tennessee will allocate $10 million in grants to support hospitals that are facing financial decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Bill Lee announced on Monday.

Lee said the Small and Rural Hospital Readiness grants will serve as a bridge while elective procedures are suspended and new federal funds are still processing.

The money was allocated from the state's fiscal year 2020 COVID-19 response appropriation.

Grants are capped at $500,000 per hospital.

Applications opened on Monday and will remain open for one month, or until funds are expended. For more information on the application, click here.