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Children's Health Insurance Program


Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Assistance Type: FORMULA GRANTS
Popular Name: (CHIP)
CFDA Number

Objectives: To provide funds to States to enable them to maintain and expand child health assistance to uninsured, low-income children, and at a state option, low-income pregnant women and legal immigrants, primarily by three methods: (1) obtain health insurance coverage that meets the requirements in Section 2103 relating to the amount, duration, and scope of benefits; (2) expand eligibility for children under the State's Medicaid program; and (3)reduce the number of children eligible for Medicaid, CHIP who are not enrolled and improve retention of those who are already enrolled.. This solicitation addresses the third objective and seeks applications for additional rounds of the Connecting Kids to Coverage grants. These new funding opportunities, the Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements, as provided under the Section 2113 of the Social Security Act, amended by Section 3004(a) of the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act (referred to as the HEALTHY KIDS Act and included in Pub. L. 115-120) and by Section 50103 of the Advancing Chronic Care, Extenders, and Social Services Act (referred to as the ACCESS Act and included in Pub. L. 115-123). These HEALTHY KIDS cooperative agreements will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) grant cycles and CMS anticipates awarding approximately $108,000,000 million in total funding through four separate notice of funding opportunities from 2019 through 2022. Eligible entities, will include; states, local governments, Indian tribes, tribal consortium, urban Indian organizations receiving funds under title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, federal health safety net organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and schools. These grants will be in the form of cooperative agreements funding activities/strategies aimed at educating families about the availability of free or low-cost health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP, identifying children likely to be eligible for these programs, and assisting families, including parents, to apply for coverage. Funds will also support efforts to assist families with the annual renewal process. Refer to the website under the Campaign Information tab for more information about each funding opportunity announcement.