HHS – Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces (2015)

Letter of Intent Due: June 3, 2015, Electronic Cooperative Agreement Application Due Date: June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Description: The Affordable Care Act includes a variety of provisions designed to promote accountability, affordability, quality, and accessibility in the health care system. The Affordable Care Act creates a Health Insurance Marketplace or Marketplace also known as the Affordable Insurance Exchange in each state, that together provide millions of Americans and small employers with access to affordable health insurance coverage. The Marketplace allows individuals, employers, and employees to shop for, select, and enroll in QHPs. The Marketplace also determines individuals eligibility for premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions, as well as helps individuals access other Federal and state health care programs, such as Medicaid and the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP). By providing one-stop shopping, the Marketplace makes purchasing health insurance easier and more understandable than in the past, and puts greater control and greater choice in the hands of eligible individuals and small employers.

Requirements for all recipients of funding under this FOA, include, but not limited to:

  • Conducting public education activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace;
  • Maintaining a physical presence in the Marketplace service area;
  • Facilitating selection of a QHP;
  • Providing information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the population served by the Marketplace, including individuals with limited English proficiency and that is accessible to individuals with disabilities; Complying with applicable training and conflict of interest standards; Obtaining the authorization of applicants for coverage available through a Marketplace application prior to accessing their personally identifiable information;

Funding Title: Cooperative Agreement to Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid: No.

Target Population: Uninsured and underinsured consumers and small employers

Expected Number of Awards: Depends on number of applications received, proposed budgets and number of consumers proproposed to serve

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply: All applicants must have submitted a required letter of intent to navigatorgrants@cms.hhs.gov by June 3, 2015. Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Letter of Intent Due: June 3, 2015; Electronic Cooperative Agreement Application Due Date: June 15, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding: Up to $201,000,000 over a three year period

Award Floor: $600,000 minimum per state

Eligible Applicants: This cooperative agreement funding opportunity is open to individuals and private and public entities.  More details are in the full announcement.

Priority Consideration: Proposals that will increase the span of populations served by Navigators will be given priority.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:  See Full Announcement

Link to Full Information: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=51423

Categories: Department of Health and Human Services, Government Organizations, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Benefits, Subgrant Possibilities

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