Minnesota Department of Health to award nearly $98 million to agencies around the state for their work in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Approximately 360 agencies around the state will share in nearly $98 million for their work in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday it has awarded $97,558,183 in emergency health care grants. The money will be used to pay additional staffing costs, supplies, temporary testing or treatment services, additional treatment beds, emergency transportation, and the cost of isolating patients or staff.

In southeastern Minnesota, Mayo Clinic will receive $9.5 million, $2 million was awarded to Mayo Clinic Health System, Southeast Minnesota Region, Field Crest Care Center & Assisted Living in Hayfield will receive $41,560, The Homestead at Rochester will receive $151,330, $500,000 will be awarded to Olmsted Medical Center, Dodge Center Ambulance will receive $75,362, Mayo Clinic Ambulance will be awarded $387,750 and Spring Valley Ambulance will receive $14,069.  

This is the second round of COVID-19 emergency grant funding. The first $50 million was awarded on April 8 to approximately 350 provider organizations across the state.