U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants Focused on Increasing Enrollment of American Indian/Alaska Native Children
The Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants Focused on Increasing Enrollment of American Indian/Alaska Native Children Grants will be awarded for activities related to increasing enrollment and retention of eligible American Indian/Alaska Native children in Medicaid and CHIP. Activities funded under the Connecting Kids to Coverage – AI/AN Grants will emphasize conducting outreach in settings where large numbers of eligible American Indian/Alaska Native children may be easily identified and enrolled. Also, all grants should incorporate application and renewal assistance into their proposed activities. This may include providing direct help to families seeking to enroll their children in health coverage or linking families with groups or individuals in the community who are trained to provide such application assistance. Given that research shows enrolling parents in coverage makes it more likely that their children will enroll, activities that include reaching out to parents to inform them of their own eligibility can be viewed as a strategy for enrolling children, as well.
Amount: Up to $4,000,000 is available for 10-12 grants of $250,000-$500,000 each.
Eligibility: This grant opportunity is open to the following individual eligible entities or coalitions headed by eligible entities: Indian Health Service Providers; Tribes and Tribal organizations operating a health program under the ISDEAA (P.L. 93-638, as amended); and Urban Indian organizations operating a health program under the IHCIA (P.L. 94-437, as amended).
Note: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold two technical assistance calls. See www.insurekidsnow.gov for more information to be released.
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