Notice: HFS has extended the final reporting deadline from January 31, 2021 to April 16, 2021 in order to allow time for closeout and reconciliation. Please see updates to FAQs 31 and 33. The Illinois HFS CARES application period is now closed. Applications that were fully submitted prior to closure of the portal can still be accessed via this portal to track status and respond to follow-up questions and requests.

If you need assistance in completing or reviewing your application, please contact the HFS CARES Support Line at (866) 385-0600.

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Illinois State HFS CARES Program

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services State CARE Fund Pandemic Related Stability Payments Program for Funds Made Available Through the Federal CARES Act (the HFS CARES Program) provides for the targeted distribution of Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to Medicaid registered providers that have been economically injured by COVID-19.

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Financial assistance is available for Illinois State Medicaid providers. Click "Read More" to learn more about the program.

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Apply for financial assistance if you experienced economic injury due to COVID-19.

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