2013 Cycle III Grants

On 2 de julio de 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced nearly $32 million in grants for efforts to identify and enroll children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants were awarded to 41 state agencies, community health centers, school-based organizations and non-profit groups in 22 states; two grantees are multistate organizations.

Grants were made in five focus areas:

  • Engaging schools in outreach, enrollment and retention activities (9 awards);
  • Reducing health coverage disparities by reaching out to subgroups of children that are less likely to have health coverage (8 awards);
  • Streamlining enrollment for individuals participating in other public benefit programs such as nutritional or other assistance programs (3 awards);
  • Improving application assistance resources to provide high quality, reliable Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and renewal services in local communities (13 awards); and
  • Training communities to help families understand the new application and enrollment system and to deliver effective assistance to families with children eligible for Medicaid or CHIP (8 awards).

These awards were part of the $140 million included in the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 for enrollment and renewal outreach.

Summary of the Awards

  • $32 millones en 22 estados
  • 41 subsidios
  • Otorgados a gobiernos estatales y locales, organizaciones tribales, grupos comunitarios, escuelas, proveedores de salud y otros en los estados con la mayor cantidad de niños elegibles no inscritos en Medicaid y en el Programa de Seguro Médico para Niños (CHIP). Los subsidios se concentran en cinco áreas principales: lograr la participación de las escuelas en actividades de alcance comunitario, inscripción y fidelización; disminuir las disparidades en la cobertura médica al llegar a subgrupos de niños menos propensos a tener una cobertura médica; agilizar la inscripción para personas que participan en otros programas de beneficios públicos, como programas de ayuda nutricional, entre otros; mejorar los recursos de ayuda en la solicitud para brindar servicios confiables de mejor calidad para la inscripción y renovación de Medicaid y CHIP; capacitar a las comunidades para ayudar a las familias a comprender el nuevo sistema de solicitud e inscripción y ofrecer asistencia efectiva a las familias con niños elegibles para Medicaid o CHIP.