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Arizona nursing facilities to receive $41 million in federal funding

PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - Arizona's skilled nursing facilities will receive $41.4 million in additional funding to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This is according to U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) who on Friday announced the additional funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Releif, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Funding will be spread 121 of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in Arizona, and will be distributed by the Department of HEalth and Human Services (HHS).

According to McSally, HHS will make relief fund distributions to SNFs based on both a fixed basis and variable basis.

Each facility will receive a fixed distribution of $50,000, plus $2,500 per bed. All certified SNFs with six or more certified beds are eligible.

“It’s our duty to do all we can to protect the greatest generation from this cruel coronavirus,” said Senator McSally.

“This vital CARES Act funding will provide nursing home workers on the frontlines with more resources to properly protect themselves and our vulnerable seniors whom they serve and care for.”

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Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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