ACS Funding Summary: Establishment and Operationalization   [open pdf - 998KB]

From the Document: "Alternate Care Sites (ACSs) are one of many Alternate Care Strategies intended to provide additional hospital surge capacity and capability for communities overwhelmed by patients from COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. ACSs can be established (owned and operated) by an individual hospital, a group or partnership of hospitals or health systems, a local community (such as the local health department), a state (such as a state Health Department), or the federal government. ACSs can also be established by any of these entities and then have ownership and operational responsibility transferred or changed during its operation. The different operating models and ownership options can affect funding availability/eligibility and sources, so understanding options before making ACS ownership decisions is a critical step. It is recommended for SLTTs [state, local, tribal, or territorial entities] to reach out to the Regional Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or HHS [Department of Health and Human Services] regional emergency coordinators for the most recent guidance."

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