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Nursing Home COVID-19 Mitigation Grant

Governor Brian Kemp has approved a grant program to provide up to $165,000 per nursing facility through the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund for expenses incurred to contain and mitigate the spread of COVID 19 in congregate living facilities.

Overview

Eligible expenses for reimbursement are limited to those incurred to comply with Section 2.0 Critical Components of Infection Prevention and Control or Section 3.0 Recommended Mitigation Steps by Pandemic Phase of the Long-Term Care Facilities Reopening Guidance provided in the Georgia Department of Public Health Administrative Order issued June 30, 2021. Examples of eligible expenses include those made to:

  • Implement Universal source control for staff, residents, and visitors;
  • Implement Universal PPE;
  • Evaluate and implement improvements to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to ensure adequate prevention of transmission of COVID-19;
  • Update and implement respiratory protection program for compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) respiratory standard 29 CFR 1910.134;
  • Designate a COVID-19 unit;
  • Designate an observation unit for admissions/re-admissions;
  • Manage new resident admission and re-admission placement;
  • Create a plan to respond to widespread testing results; and
  • Manage exposed and symptomatic residents.

Guidance for Allowable Expenses

Allowable expenses under the Nursing Home COVID-19 Mitigation Grant are limited to those incurred to comply with Section 2.0 Critical Components of Infection Prevention and Control or Section 3.0 Recommended Mitigation Steps by Pandemic Phase of the Long-Term Care Facilities Reopening Guidance provided in the Georgia Department of Public Health Administrative Order issued June 30, 2021. Please click below to access this Administrative Order and our Portal User Guide.