Expanding Access to Women’s Health Grant

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
June 7th, 2024
Close Date
August 7th, 2024
Total Funding
$11,100,000.00
Award Ceiling
$210,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
51
Opportunity No.
CMS-2R2-24-001

Agency

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (HHS-CMS)

Eligible Applicants

State Governments

Funding Category

Health

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a forecasted grant opportunity titled "Expanding Access to Women's Health Grant". This grant aims to assist states in the planning and implementation of health insurance market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act. The grant funds can be used for various objectives related to expanding coverage and access to reproductive and maternal health services. The estimated total program funding for this grant is $11,100,000, with an expected number of 51 awards. State governments are eligible to apply for this grant. The estimated synopsis post date is June 7, 2024, and the synopsis close date is July 15, 2024. The estimated award date and project start date are both September 13, 2024. For more information, you can contact Iris Grady at Iris.Grady@cms.hhs.gov.

Description

Section 2794(c) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) appropriates $250 million to the Secretary to award grants to States to assist them with the health insurance rate review process from fiscal years (FYs) 2010 through 2014. Section 2794(c)(2)(B) specifies that any rate review grant funds not obligated by the end of FY 2014 will remain available to the Secretary for grants to States for planning and implementing the health insurance market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the PHS Act. Applicants may use grant funds for a variety of objectives related to planning and implementation of the following pre-selected provisions of Part A of Title XXVII of the PHS Act to expand coverage of, and access to, reproductive and maternal health services I. Section 2707 – Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage (Essential Health Benefits Package) II. Section 2713 – Coverage of Preventive Health Services

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