Emergency Financial Assistance
HRSA Service Definition
Emergency Financial Assistance provides limited one-time or short-term payments to assist the RWHAP client with an emergent need for paying for essential utilities, housing, food (including groceries, and food vouchers), transportation, and medication. Emergency financial assistance can occur as a direct payment to an agency or through a voucher program.
Direct cash payments to clients are not permitted.
It is expected that all other sources of funding in the community for emergency financial assistance will be effectively used and that any allocation of RWHAP funds for these purposes will be as the payer of last resort, and for limited amounts, uses, and periods of time. Continuous provision of an allowable service to a client should not be funded through emergency financial assistance.
Other corresponding categories
Number of Clients Served, Units Provided, Expenditures, Cost per Client and 3 Year averaged Cost per Client (based on actual expenditures)
|EFA Clients (voucher)||76||120||103||393|
|EFA Units (voucher)||76||120||103||887|
|EFA Dollars (voucher)||55,803||68,604||74,162||85,122|
|Allocated Dollars (voucher)||$70,691||$71,288||$70,486||$69,415|
|Over/ Underspending (voucher)||$14,888 under||$2,684 under||$3,676 over||$15,707 over|
|EFA Clients (medication)||423||366||213|
|EFA Units (meds)||741||665||319|
|EFA (meds) Dollars||$1,298,327||$1,156,211||$598,150||$518,002|
|Allocated Dollars (meds)||$1,279,961||$1,102,934||$1,086,158||$765,979|
|Over/ Underspending (meds)||$18,366 over||$53,277 over||$488,088 under||$247,977 under|
|EFA clients (HSE)||237|
|EFA Units (HSE)||363|
|EFA (HSE) Dollars||$385,585||$301,118|
|EFA (Housing) Allocation Dollars||$385,663||$288,663|
|Over/ Underspending (housing)||$78 over||$12,455 over|
*Approximately 2/3rds of the services previously funded under Local AIDS Pharmaceutical Assistance was funded under emergency financial assistance in 2016, in accordance with the guidance.
**Housing and Utilities were combined in the reporting submitted.
Funding by Part, and info on any other payers
|Total Part A Funds (Formula + Supp.)||MAI||Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. NJ)||Total Part B Funds (Formula + Supp. PA)||Total Part C EIS Funds (State & Local)||Total Part D Funds (State & Local)||Total Part F Funds|
|Last Year Allocation||$69,550|
Consumer survey info 2017 n=392
|n||Used in the last 12 months||Needed but did not get (last 12 months)|
|Emergency Financial Assistance||114||39.5%||60.5%|
For the purposes of this document, need is based on the response of a consumer when asked if there was a service they needed. MMP interviews patients in care and asks consumers if they need a service and if they receive it. Client services unit data identifies needs at the time of initial intake.
|2016 MMP Percent with a Need||2018 Client Services Unit Need at Intake|
|Emergency Financial Assistance (Benefits Assistance)||-||11.2%|
Recipient Service Considerations