Federal and State Financial Aid

HHS Provider Relief Fund 

UPDATED September 14: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal is CLOSED and NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS as of ​SEPTEMBER 13.

To be eligible for relief funds, dentists must meet a number of requirements, including (but not limited to) the following: 

  • Must not have received payment from the $50 billion General Distribution. This includes providers who have billed Medicare on a fee-for-service basis [Parts A or B] in 2019.
  • Must not have received payment from the $15 billion Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program distribution.
Dentists who previously received payments from the Medicare general distribution or the Medicaid and CHIP distribution — even if they rejected and returned the payment — are not eligible to apply now, but they may be eligible in future distributions of the fund, according to HHS. The ADA has been advocating for this eligibility restriction to be lifted.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, click here to read more from the ADA.

Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATED ​AUGUST 9: The application deadline has CLOSED as of AUGUST 8, 2020. Click here to read more.