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Provider Notice Issued 01/15/2021

Date:     January 15, 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 Health Clinics, Encounter Rate Clinics, Rural Health Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Centers, Transportation Providers, Hospice, Laboratory, Early Intervention Services, Community Mental Health Providers, School Based Health Services, Supportive Living Facilities, Waivers


Re:      HFS CARES Program Reporting Deadline Extension



This provider notice is issued to alert subrecipients of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) CARES Program supported by the CARES Act Department of Treasury Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) to an extension of the final reporting deadline in Section III.G.3 “Final Reporting” of the subaward agreements executed between the subrecipient and HFS. 


HFS CARES Final Reporting Deadline Extension

HFS has extended the final reporting deadline from January 31, 2021 to March 29, 2021 in order to allow time for closeout and reconciliation. Post-award reporting will occur through the HFS CARES Portal. Additional details on the submission of reporting will be forthcoming shortly and will be communicated to subrecipients through email, provider notices and the HFS

CARES Portal


HFS will provide a template with instructions for subrecipients to report expenditures. Requests for supporting documentation will also be communicated. HFS encourages subrecipients to review and consider the illustrative list of documentation published in the Treasury guidance for examples of the types of documentation which HFS may require subrecipients to provide to support their expenditures. See page 4 of the Treasury guidance.


All unspent subaward funds must be returned to the Department at the following address: 


Receipt Accounting at Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Bureau of Fiscal Operations

2200 Churchill Road A-2

Springfield, Illinois 62702



Kelly Cunningham, Administrator

Division of Medical Programs



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