HHS allocated $500 million to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Health programs. Approximately 4% of the $500 million in available funding was allocated for Urban Indian Health programs, consistent with the percent of patients served by Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) in relation to the total IHS active user population, as well as prior allocations of IHS COVID-19 funding. IHS divided remaining funding equally between hospitals (48%) and clinics (48%).
HHS used different formulas for each of the different facility types.
• IHS Hospitals and Tribal Hospitals o Per hospital allocation = $2. 815 million base + (Total Operating expenses * 3%)
• IHS and Tribal Clinics/Programs o Per IHS clinic allocation = Base amount of $187,000 + 5% of (estimated service population * average cost per user)
• IHS Urban Programs o Per IHS Urban Indian health allocation = Base amount of $181,250 + 6% of (estimated service population * average cost per user)