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CMS announces funding to enroll children in Medicaid/CHIP

January 8, 2013

States and local governments and community-based and non-profit organizations can apply through Feb. 21 for a portion of $32 million in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act grants to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced yesterday. CMS expects to award grants of up to $1 million each beginning in June for proposals to engage schools in outreach, enrollment and retention; outreach to subgroups with lower than average health coverage; strategies to streamline enrollment for people in public benefit programs; and application assistance and training programs. For more information, see the grant announcement.