HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services— Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach & Enrollment Funding

Technical Assistance Calls: November 19, 2015 at 3 pm EST and November 30, 2015 at 3 pm EST. Dial-In information is below.

Letter of Intent Due: December 16, 2015

Application Due: January 20, 2016 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Description:  This program awards cooperative agreements to fund activities aimed at alerting families to the availability of free or low-cost health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP, identifying children likely to be eligible for these programs, and assisting families with the application and renewal process. The Cycle IV cooperative agreements will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous grant cycles. In an effort to increase the impact of the cooperative agreements, awardees will be required to participate in key outreach initiatives coordinated by the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign.

A total of $32 million in federal funding over two years will be available. CMS expects to award approximately 30 Cycle IV cooperative agreements ranging in size from $250,000 to $1 million over a two-year period. State and local governments, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, certain health care provider organizations, nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based groups, and schools and school districts are eligible to apply.

Agency Name:    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Funding Title:    Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements

Funding Opportunity Number: CMS-1Z0-16-001

Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No

Target Population:  Populations likely to be eligible for Medicaid and CHIP, but generally less likely to be enrolled (i.e., teens, Latino children, children in rural areas)

Expected Number of Awards: 30 Cooperative Agreements

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

How to Apply:    

Applicants are required by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit their applications in the form of a complete electronic application package, including all required forms, to http://www.grants.gov. Applicants will be able to download a copy of the application packet, complete it off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov website. You must search the downloadable application page by CFDA number 93.767.

Current Closing Date for Applications: 

Letter of Intent Due: December 16, 2015

Full Application Due: January 20, 2016

Length of Project Period: 24 months

Estimated Total Program Funding:   $32 million

Award Ceiling: $1 million

Award Floor:  $250,000

Eligible Applicants:   State and local governments, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, certain health care provider organizations, nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based groups, and schools and school districts are eligible to apply.

Link to Full Information: Here 

Contact Information:

Administrative questions about the Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants may be directed to: CMS_TA@grantreview.org.

Technical Assistance Calls:

CMS will hold two potential applicant teleconferences to provide an opportunity to ask questions about this announcement. 31 These will be held:

  • Thursday, November 19th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST by first dialing 1-877- 267-1577, then follow the phone instructions and provide WebEx Meeting Number: 992 099 111
  • Monday, November 30th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST by first dialing 1-877-267- 1577, then follow the phone instructions and provide WebEx Meeting Number: 998 168839 Password: Meeting1 (Password is only necessary for November 30th call)

There are a limited number of these toll free phone lines available for each call, so please be sure to visit our website www.insurekidsnow.gov for all information regarding this announcement.

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Affordable Care Act, Children, CHIP, Family, Health, Health Care, HHS, Medicaid

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