2011 Cycle II Grants
On August 18. 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced $40 million in grants for efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Grants were awarded to 39 state agencies, community health centers, school-based organizations and non-profit groups in 23 states.
The grants support outreach support activities that find and enroll eligible children and the grants were made in five focus areas:
- Using technology to facilitate enrollment and renewal (approximately $20 million to ten grantees)
- Retaining eligible children in coverage (approximately $3 million to four grantees);
- Engaging schools in outreach, enrollment and renewal activities (approximately $5 million to seven grantees)
- Reaching children who are most likely to experience gaps in coverage (approximately $10 million to fourteen grantees)
- Ensuring eligible teens are enrolled and stay covered (approximately $3 million to four grantees).
Grant amounts range from $200,000 to $2.5 million with the largest grants going to the technology focus area
Summary of the Awards
- $40 million in 23 states
- 39 grants
- Otorgado a organismos estatales, centros médicos comunitarios, organizaciones escolares y grupos sin fines de lucro en cinco áreas principales:
- Utilizar tecnología para facilitar la inscripción y renovación;
- Retener a niños elegibles en la cobertura;
- Comprometer a las escuelas en las actividades de asistencia social, inscripción y renovación;
- Acercar a aquellos niños que tienen más probabilidades de tener fallas importantes en la cobertura; y
- Asegurar que los adolescentes elegibles sean inscritos y continúen teniendo cobertura.