Project Title: Connecting Kids to Coverage Indiana
Applicant Organization Information Name: Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA)
Address: 201 E. Main Street, Suite 415, Washington, IN 47501
Facility Type: State Rural Health Association
Website Address: https://www.indianaruralhealth.org/
Project Goals: The primary goals of the Connecting to Kids to Coverage Indiana (CKC-IN) are to reduce the number of Indiana’s children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and identify qualifying children through parents and pregnant individuals to enroll: 4,200 new children in Medicaid/CHIP, 3,100 parents in Medicaid, and 1,500 pregnant individuals in Medicaid; and renew 2,100 children in Medicaid and CHIP, 1,600 parents in Medicaid, and 900 pregnant individuals in Medicaid and CHIP, if applicable. Additionally, a project goal is to lead and participate in outreach opportunities to identify eligible, but uninsured, children in CHIP/Medicaid and provide high-quality enrollment services to parents and pregnant individuals to improve the enrollment and retention of children in Medicaid/CHIP.
Requested Award Amount $1,454,878 for the total project period of 3 years
Implementation of Funding: Funding will be used for the purpose of reducing the number of children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and CHIP and improve the retention of enrolled children. The funds will be allocated for: 1) staffing key personnel, with the majority of funds allocated to personnel/fringe; 2) travel (in-state for the direct purpose of the project goals and out-of-state travel for two for the purpose of the CMS annual meeting in Washington, DC); 3) supplies for staff who work directly for the project; and 4) marketing, promotional networking, rent and security costs, licensing/training costs, and communication expenses all directly related to the project.
IRHA respectfully requests a total three-year funding of $1,454,878.