Maximize Your Arkansas COVID-19 Relief Funds Now!

Funding relief is here! The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved providing limited American Rescue Plan Act funding for certain Medicaid certified skilled nursing facilities to aid in the prevention of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Funding is tiered based on the number of licensed beds per eligible facility. This program alleviates the financial stress of mandatory COVID-19 costs, including:

  • Biohazardous waste
  • COVID-19 Testing of Staff and Residents
  • Laundry services
  • Supplies for creating socially distanced dining services
  • Costs incurred developing separation and/or isolation units
  • Investments in patient/guest door screening
  • Mask fit testing
  • General infection control supplies

Eligible expenses must be incurred March 3, 2021 – February 28, 2022 and must be related to the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with a completed submission form, sufficient documents and files are required as evidence that your actions and expenses fall within the eligible boundaries of this program. Review the form instructions for more details.

Act Now! The deadline to submit documentation of expenses is January 21, 2022!


How Do I Use the Arkansas COVID-19 Relief Funds?

Your Account Manager can help with quoting, documentation, identifying top priorities and any further questions. We have a dynamic range of solutions to enhance your approach to infection control and the fight against COVID-19. Ready to begin? Start your shopping below!

Medical Waste

Reduce unnecessary build-up, pickups and spending with innovative management solutions.

Infection Prevention

Help protect staff and residents from exposure with diligent infection control protocols.
Improving air quality is critical to resident and staff health. Weigh your investment with our IAQ Calculator. 


Stop transmission at the door by improving security and visibility into your community.
Instantly capture, protect and connect case condition data to EMR-connected equipment with DS smart.


Keep contaminated laundry separate from regular soiled linens to reduce the spread of disease.


Safe distancing is especially important at meal times; augment your traditional dining programs with new options.


Quickly create dedicated space to care for residents with active illness that reduce the risk of exposure / cross-contamination to other residents.

Senior Living Safety Moving Forward

The future of Senior Living safety is here.
It’s time to move forward with proactive plans to decrease contaminants in your buildings. With innovation and forward thinking, you can predict pain points in your building and stop them in their tracks for an overall healthier, safer community in your care.

The materials, comments and other information offered here are intended to provide general information. Direct Supply is not endorsed by or affiliated with any funding agency, and does not guarantee reimbursement under these programs for any purchases made by you. Contact your purchasing team or the Arkansas Department of Human Services for further details regarding this program, including time periods during which eligible purchases must be made and supporting documentation that must be submitted.

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