Nursing Facility Extraordinary Circumstance Allowance (ECA) Program Online Application Open until October 27th

As authorized by P.L. 2023, Ch. 412, Part NNNNN, DHHS will reimburse nursing facilities who qualify for an Extraordinary Circumstance Allowance (ECA). These payments will be dispersed in State Fiscal Year 2024.

To receive a payment under this initiative, eligible NFs must apply. The Department is accepting electronic applications beginning October 16, 2023, via an online form. Applicants must complete and submit the online form by October 27, 2023, to be considered.

Before proceeding with an application, please read the guidance pertaining to eligibility requirements, the payment methodology, and allowable use of these funds. For those who may qualify, requests for payment amounts and other related questions can be directed to the Department at or you may contact the Maine Health Care Association directly.

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