Mission of the Hospice Workforce Emergency Support fund is to support hospice workforce needs in the wake of an emergency event. Examples of support could include post-event funding for a hospice staff member’s childcare, shelter, groceries, etc., or assistance with purchasing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


  • NHPCO provider members 
  • Individual hospice staff may apply for support through their organization  
  • Hospice providers may apply for funds to support their hospice workforce  

(Optional) State associations assesses needs on the ground and provides feedback to NHPCO.

Funds are distributed to the provider member.

  • Individual award – up to $1,000 
  • Provider award – up to $5,000

Levels of award will be determined by the NHPCO Emergency Response Team on a case-by-case basis.

*Please note that overall awards for multiple individual applicants within the same provider organization will be capped at $5,000 for their provider organizations for an emergency event. Individual applicants should work with their provider organization to determine the amount of funding specifically allocated to them.

Applications will be reviewed by NHPCO within 2 business days.  

Funds will be awarded within 3-5 days of application approval date.


  • NHPCO will check in with member that received a grant.  
  • The provider is responsible for collecting receipts, completing the accounting report, and returning any unused funds within 60 days of using the grant.  

Member will also provide any stories, photos, statements, and feedback as appropriate.

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Donate online to support this important work. It’s not always possible to know when a disaster may strike, but donations made now ensure that NHF can provide support to hospice and palliative care providers and their staff when it is needed most.