Response from Hennepin County & Additional Resources for Families and CMH Providers

We have a couple updates/resources to share with you. Please attached/below for the following:

Impact of COVID-19 Summary

Please see attached for Hennepin County’s response, which was provided on April 8th, 2020. There are resources identified, so please take the time to read through. We hope to have a response from DHS soon. View

Please see below for information on federal funding available for healthcare providers to use to purchase the connectivity and devices needed to care for clients remotely. If your organization is planning to apply for this funding, please let us know so we can discuss how to partner to address the digital divide for children and families in Hennepin County. 

FCC Announces $200 Million for COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The Federal Communications Commission announced that its Wireline Competition Bureau will begin accepting applications for $200 million in funding through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program beginning on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM Central Time.

These funds, appropriated by the CARES Act (P.L. 116-136), will help healthcare providers purchase the connectivity and devices they need to care for patients remotely in response to COVID-19. Applications can be filed through a dedicated application portal, which went live on Monday: www.fcc.gov/covid19telehealth.

Please direct questions to Richard Lukas (rlukas@nga.org; 202-624-3623) and Maribel Ramos (mramos@nga.org; 202-624-5378)

For more information, please visit the FCC Resources and Telehealth Program Portal

As always, please be in touch with the CMHC Coordinators, Etonde and Laura, any questions, concerns, resource and/or invitations to connect & partner!