Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 30, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 640,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Program Description

Educating consumers to prevent healthcare fraud is the essence of the mission and message of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program. The SMP mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. The 54 SMP projects recruit and train volunteers to educate Medicare beneficiaries about how to protect their Medicare numbers, examine their Medicare Summary Notices to detect discrepancies, and report suspicious activity when detected. The SMP program seeks to empower beneficiaries through increased awareness and understanding of healthcare programs to protect them from the economic and health-related consequences associated with Medicare fraud, error, and abuse. With this funding opportunity ACL is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center (The Center). The Center will provide training, technical assistance, and promotional activities in support of the SMP program and 54 projects nationally. ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement at the federal funding level of $640,000 per year, over a three (3) year project period, pending availability of federal funds.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACL-AOA-NP-0074
Funding Opportunity TitleSenior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateApril 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
Application Due DateJune 30, 2014 (Monday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateJuly 30, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 640,000
Award AmountUp to $ 640,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.048 - Special Programs for the Aging_Title IV_and Title II_Discretionary Projects

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Program Information Websitehttp://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx
ContactOffice: Administration for Community Living
Rebecca Kinney
Rebecca.Kinney@acl.hhs.gov

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