Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a funding opportunity announcement that makes available $4 million in cooperative agreements to enroll and retain uninsured American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) children who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) appropriated this funding in order to build upon past outreach and enrollment efforts aimed at educating families about 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.
This grant opportunity is open to
- Indian Health Services Providers
- Tribes and Tribal organizations operating a health program under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) (P.L. 93- 638, as amended)
- Urban Indian organizations receiving funding under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) (P.L. 94-437, as amended).
Coalitions headed by one of the above entities are also eligible to apply.
A more detailed description of the FOA can be found at https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/