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Provider Notice Issued 03/11/2021

Date:    March 11, 2021


To:       Physicians, Nurses, Podiatrists, Audiologists, Dentists, Speech Therapists,Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Health Clinics,Birthing Centers, Long Term Care Providers, Hospitals, Federal Qualified HealthClinics, Encounter Rate Clinics, Rural Health Clinics, Ambulatory SurgicalTreatment Centers, Transportation Providers, Hospice, Laboratory, EarlyIntervention Services, Community Mental Health Providers, School Based HealthServices, Supportive Living Facilities, Waivers


Re:      HFS CARES Program – 2ndReporting Deadline Extension



This provider notice is issued to alertsubrecipients of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services(HFS) CARES Program supported by the CARES Act Department of TreasuryCoronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to an extension of the final reporting deadlinein Section III.G.3 “Final Reporting” of the subaward agreements executedbetween the subrecipient and HFS. 


HFS CARES Final Reporting Deadline Extension

HFS has extended the final reportingdeadline to April 16, 2021 in order to allow additional time for closeout and reconciliation.


Post-award reporting will occur throughthe HFS CARESPortal. Additionaldetails on the submission of your final report, the final reporting templateand the template for the required cover letter can be found at the links below:

  • HFS will be posting additional resources on the HFS dedicated CARES payment page which can be found here:
  • Subrecipients will also receive a notification email from the HFS CARES Portal with further instructions and links to the final reporting template

Call-in assistanceis available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday at 866-385-0600.Call center support is available in English and Spanish. Providers may alsosend questions regarding the CARES payments via email to


All unspentsubaward funds must be returned to the Department at the followingaddress: 

Receipt Accountingat Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Bureau of Fiscal Operations

2200 Churchill RoadA-2

Springfield,Illinois 62702



Kelly Cunningham,Administrator

Division of MedicalPrograms​