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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 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 – 2nd 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 to April 16, 2021 in order to allow additional time for closeout and reconciliation.


Post-award reporting will occur through the HFS CARES Portal. Additional details on the submission of your final report, the final reporting template and 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 assistance is 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 also send questions regarding the CARES payments via email to


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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