CCHHS CARES Long Term Residential Care Facility Assistance

Cowlitz County Health and Human Services CARES Long Term Residential Care Facility Assistance Program

Funding available for Cowlitz County care facilities to support COVID-related response

Funding for this program is from the Cowlitz County Health & Human Services allocation of federal Coronavirus Assistance, Recovery and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to help with public health response to COVID-19. This includes reimbursement for infection prevention costs related to COVID-19 in long term care residential settings such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes.

Applications are no longer being accepted - Award letters will be sent on or before December 11, 2020

Timeline – Subject to change

Funding Opportunity Opens

On or before November 1, 2020

Application Closes4:30 pm Friday, November 20, 2020

Award Letters Sent

On or before December 11, 2020

Checks Mailed

On or around December 18, 2020

The COUNTY reserves the right to revise the above schedule.


Facility Eligibility Requirements                            

  • Facility must be one of the following licensed long term care residential options 
  1. State licensed Nursing Home Facilities – maximum reimbursement $30,000
  2. State licensed Assisted Living Facilities – maximum reimbursement $30,000
  3. State licensed Adult Family Homes – maximum reimbursement $14,000
  4. State licensed Supported Living Facilities – maximum reimbursement $14,000
  • Facility must be within the geographical area of Cowlitz County, Washington.
  • Facility must have been open and providing congregate living for at least 6 months. 
  • Facility must be licensed as a care facility by the State of Washington.
  • Facility must have a valid Tax-ID number. 
  • Facility must not be federally debarred.


Eligible Expenses

  • Costs that may be eligible include unexpected costs between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 for:
  1. Acquisition and distribution of medical and protective supplies, including sanitizing products and personal protective equipment
  2. Expenses for disinfection of facilities in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  3. Expenses to increase social distancing among residents, employees, and visitors
  4. Increased expenses for food service for residents of facilities due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (this could include costs associated with changes from using dining rooms to using in-room dining and/or changing from dishes and silverware to disposable ware)
  • Facilities must attest that all expenses applied for are connected to the COVID-19 emergency. 
  • Facilities must submit copies of itemized receipts for all requested reimbursement.
  • Facilities must attest that the expenses are necessary to continue operations. 
  • Facilities must attest that the expense is not funded by any other funder, whether private, state or federal, including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, etc. No "double-dipping". Double-dipping is immediate grounds for denial of funding.
  • Lost revenue, lost profits, or payroll for owner(s) are ineligible.
  • Reimbursement to donors for donated items or services are ineligible.
  • Damages covered by insurance or legal settlements are ineligible

How to apply for reimbursement:  

  1. Download the application worksheet to gather information for the online application (Microsoft Word or PDF)
  2. Download and complete the template for itemized list of actual expenses, description/purpose, and amount (Microsoft Excel)
  3. Download and complete the Cowlitz County Supplier Form
  4. Prepare copies or scans of all invoices and other back up documentation matching itemized list of expenses
  5. Enter information in the online application
  6. Upload the attachments and click “submit”

Note: When submitting your online application, it cannot be saved once it has been started and you will not be able to make changes once your application is submitted. 


For more information or if you have questions, please email at or call us at 360.414.5599, push 1, then extension 3107

Once you are ready to complete and submit you application click the link below: