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Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Jun 16, 2014

Pamela Eason


The Partnerships to Increase Coverage in Communities Initiative will award funding to organizations that educate minority underserved populations about enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace and to help them apply for health insurance coverage.

Grantees must use coalitions and partnership to maximize outreach efforts and work to distribute CMS or state-developed information about the Health Insurance Marketplace to hard-to-reach populations, including rural and isolated communities.

While applicants will use existing CMS and HHS resources, successful applicants will work to target such materials more effectively in order to provide more culturally competent services specific to the underserved population. Proposals should include the development of resources that can be shared with other assisters, such as Navigators.

Grantees must address:

  • Access to Care:– The project must include strategies, practices, and interventions designed to address, develop and/or improve, at minimum, one of the following:
    • Access to health insurance, quality health care and appropriate utilization of health services
    • Health information technology to improve quality of health care
    • Healthcare needs of rural and isolated communities, including emerging minority communities
  • Health Equity: These projects must include strategies, practices, and interventions designed to address, develop and/or improve, at a minimum, one of the following:
    • Affordable Care Act outreach and education and facilitate enrollment activities tailored for minority communities and other underserved communities
    • Projects that train community health workers and promotores de salud to conduct Affordable Care Act outreach and education to facilitate enrollment
    • Prevention, education and training programs to improve the health of underserved minority populations
  • Evaluation: The applicant is expected to implement an evaluation plan that will provide data and metrics for future programs

Eligible entities include:

  • Nonprofit organizations with or without a 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations
  • Small, minority, and women-owned businesses
  • Colleges and universities
  • Research institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments
  • American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations
  • Alaska Native health corporations
  • Urban Indian health organizations
  • Tribal epidemiology centers
  • State and local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Political subdivisions of states
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $2,700,000
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Number of Awards: Up to 13

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Benefit enrollment and application · Community health workers · Health information technology · Minorities · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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