MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -Governor Tony Evers is allocating $131 million dollars to help address healthcare worker shortages and create capacity in hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
His administration provided an update Friday on the nearly $2 billion dollars invested in communities from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The $131 million investment for the health care system includes:
- $40 million for hospital and skilled nursing facility staffing
- $30 million for Post-Acute Admissions Incentive Payments for Skilled Nursing Facilities
- $1 million for a Certified Nursing Assistant Marketing Campaign
- $60 million for Long-Term Care Direct Payment Program Supplement
As of Nov. 6, the state has used $621 million and obligated $484 million. An additional $872 million in funds will be distributed by the end of December, and are already committed.
Roughly $22 million remains reserved to respond to state needs as they emerge.
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