State Health Insurance Assistance Program National Technical Assistance Center

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
Category of Funding ActivityIncome Security and Social Services
Eligible Applicants
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Program Description

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides grants to states and territories to fund infrastructure, training, and outreach support to over 12,000 (mostly volunteer) counselors in over 1,300 local community organizations in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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 services and supports systems. Services are provided via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities. In FY 2010, SHIPs served 4.7 million beneficiaries. With this funding opportunity ACL is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the State Health Insurance Assistance Program National Technical Assistance Center (The SHIP TA Center). The SHIP TA Center will provide training, technical assistance, and promotional activities in support of the SHIP program and 54 projects nationally. ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement at the federal funding level of $750,000 per year, over a three (3) year project period, pending availability of federal funds. An informational call will be held for interested applicants on May 28, 2014 at 2pm (ET). The call-in number is: 1-888-989-4403 passcode: 4276487

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberHHS-2014-ACL-CDAP-ST-0086
Funding Opportunity TitleState Health Insurance Assistance Program National Technical Assistance Center
Opportunity CategoryIncome Security and Social Services
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMay 16, 2014 (Friday)
Application Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
***Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Application Archive DateAugust 6, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 750,000
Award AmountUp to $ 750,000
CFDA Number
  • 93.324

Eligible Applicants

  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below) - 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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