The following is the latest COVID-19 information from federal regulators as of 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS has issued a news release announcing that it has approved approximately $34 billion for providers through its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, which was created in the CARES Act.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $1.3 billion to 1387 health centers to help communities detect, prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19.  See an interactive map that shows the centers awarded grants here.

Food and Drug Administration


Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA has posted a notice that it is issuing a temporary rule to allocate certain scarce or threatened materials for domestic use so that these materials may not be exported from the U.S. without the agency’s explicit approval.  These items include ventilators, personal protective equipment, and materials used to make personal protective equipment.

Federal Funding Opportunities for Hospitals

The National Alliance of Safety-Net Hospitals has prepared a document that collects and presents in one place the various new federal funding opportunities for hospitals resulting from legislation addressing the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Find that document here.