COVID-19 Childcare Relief Information

The HCA Healthcare Hope Fund is one source of support we show to one another when our colleagues face unexpected hardships. It is designed to assist those who have a demonstrated financial need related to illness, loss of income impacting basic necessities, and a variety of unique situations.

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools this year, the Hope Fund will consider unexpected childcare costs for working families up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).  This is a significant increase to the number of potentially eligible colleagues from our previous 200% of FPL guidelines.

Details and Qualifications:

  • Household income must be at or below 400% Federal poverty level (see chart).
  • Applicant can apply one-time for a COVID-19-related Grant.
  • Applicant must provide documentation of childcare costs for dependent care, such as receipts or invoices.
  • Reasonable judgement will be used in the absence of available documentation.
  • Assistance with childcare costs is time-limited and we will continue evaluating the need over the next 90 days to determine future assistance.

As an independent public charity, the Hope Fund is required to help colleagues who can document losses and needs.  Not every loss results in colleague need for a public charity like the Hope Fund.  That means that sometimes the Hope Fund has to decline applications that are not able to meet our losses and needs documentation criteria.

Colleagues may apply via the link on HCA Healthcare Hope Fund’s webpage for Mission colleagues. When directed to enter account details on the Grants Connect page, be sure to choose the Sign Up tab for creating an account. If you have questions, please reach out to your HR Business Partner.

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