Provider Relief Fund Reporting Deadlines

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Article Updated September 15, 2021

Any healthcare provider that received at least $10,000 from the Provider Relief Fund during the first half of 2020 must report on the use of those funds by September 30, 2021.

However, in response to the challenges providers are facing and given the COVID surges and natural disasters around the country, a 60-day grace period is in place (October 1 – November 30, 2021). This period allows providers to come into compliance with their PRF reporting requirements should they fail to meet the September 30, 2021 deadline.

  • While you will be out of compliance if you do not submit your report by September 30, 2021, recoupment or other enforcement actions will not be initiated during the 60-day grace period (October 1 – November 30, 2021).
  • Providers who are able are strongly encouraged to complete their report in the PRF Reporting Portal by September 30, 2021.
  • Providers should return unused funds as soon as possible after submitting their report. All unused funds must be returned no later than 30 days after the end of the grace period (December 30, 2021).

This grace period only pertains to the Reporting Period 1 report submission deadline. There is no change to the Period of Availability for the use of PRF payments.

Reporting portal

To facilitate these reports, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened its reporting portal on July 1.

If a Provider Relief Fund recipient has not yet registered for a portal account, the recipient must do so before reporting. To do this, visit and click “Register.” Yeo & Yeo encourages anyone who has not yet registered to do so as soon as possible. To assist recipients with registering, HRSA updated its Registration User Guide. In addition, the Reporting Worksheet will help you gather the information before you start the reporting process on the website.

Payment Received Period (For Payments Exceeding $10,000 in Aggregate)

Deadline to Use Funds

Reporting Time Period

Period 1: April 10 to June 30, 2020

June 30, 2021

July 1 to Sept. 30, 2021

(Grace period: Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2021)

Period 2: July 1 to Dec. 31, 2020

Dec. 31, 2021

Jan. 1 to March 31, 2022

Period 3: Jan. 1 to June 30, 2021

June 30, 2022

July 1 to Sept. 30, 2022

Period 4: July 1 to Dec. 31, 2021

Dec. 31, 2022

Jan. 1 to March 31, 2023


Returning unused funds

Providers that have remaining Provider Relief Fund money that they did not spend on allowable expenses or losses by the deadline must return the unused funds to HHS within 30 calendar days after the end of the applicable reporting period. For Reporting Period 1, unused funds must be returned no later than 30 days after the grace period (December 30, 2021). 

To return any unused funds, use the Return Unused PRF Funds Portal. Instructions for returning unused funds are available here

Please contact your Yeo & Yeo professional if you need assistance with PRF reporting.

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