State Health Insurance Assistance Program Performance Improvement and Innovation Grant

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 24, 2014 (Thursday)
Award Amount$ 8,389 - $ 250,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides grants to states to fund infrastructure, training, and outreach support to over 12,000 (mostly volunteer) counselors in over 1,300 community-based organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. In FY 2014, the SHIP program was transferred from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). SHIPs provide free, one-on-one counseling and assistance to help aging and disabled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as well as coming-of-agers navigate the complexities of health and long-term care systems. Services are provided via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities. With this funding opportunity ACL is seeking applicants for competitive innovation and/or performance improvement grants. Eligible applicants include only current SHIP grantees. ACL anticipates funding multiple 17-month grants capped at 20% of the applicant’s FY 2014 base grant award or $250,000, whichever is lower, to improve SHIP program performance and service quality.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACL-CDAP-SO-0089
Funding Opportunity TitleState Health Insurance Assistance Program Performance Improvement and Innovation Grant
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards15
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateJune 16, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateJuly 24, 2014 (Thursday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateAugust 23, 2014 (Saturday)
Total Program Funding$ 2,500,000
Award Amount$ 8,389 - $ 250,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.324

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

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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