Byrne Applauds Coronavirus Aid for Alabama Hospitals

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement applaudingthe distribution of more than $449 million from theCARES Act Provider Relief Fund to Alabama hospitals and other providers to help them deal with COVID-19.

Congressman Byrne said:“Today the Department of Health and Human Services is sending more than $449 million to Alabama hospitals and other providers to help them deal with COVID-19. This is just the first round of funding provided by Congress under the CARES Act, which provided a total of $100 billion for our nation’s hospitals. We cannot defeat this virus, protect the health of our citizens, and restore our economy without our healthcare providers, and I will do all I can to support them as Congress continues to address the coronavirus pandemic.”

The funding announced today will be used to support healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue attributable to COVID-19. These payments are grants, not loans, and do not require repayment. Alabama’s payments are part of $30 billion that began arriving nationwide today. For more information on the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund,click here.

For links to information on the coronavirus and available government resources, please visithttps://byrne.house.gov/coronavirus.