Renew your Medicaid or CHIP coverage

As COVID-19 becomes less of a threat, states will restart yearly Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means your state will use the information they have to decide if you or your family member(s) still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP coverage. If your state needs more information from you to make a coverage decision, they’ll send you a renewal letter in the mail. Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals, find a link to your state Medicaid office and confirm your contact information is up-to-date.

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Outreach & Enrollment Grants

Outreach & Enrollment Grants

Connecting Kids to Coverage (CKC) outreach and enrollment grants support activities aimed at identifying and enrolling children who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Since grant funding initiatives began in 2009, more than 330 awards to eligible entities have been issued for approximately $265 million in total grant funding to community-based organizations, states, and local governments. Along with the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign, these activities fund outreach and enrollment strategies aimed at educating families about the availability of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and directly assisting families with the application and renewal process. The grants share the common goal to help reduce the number of children who are eligible for Medicaid and CHIP but are not enrolled.

HHS Awards Over $49 Million in Funding for 36 Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS 2022 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), awarded $49 million in cooperative agreements to 36 organizations in 20 states authorized under the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017 (HEALTHY KIDS Act). In support of President Biden’s Executive Orders on Strengthening Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra’s priority of expanding access to affordable, quality health care, these awards represent the largest investment CMS has ever made in outreach and enrollment through the Connecting Kids to Coverage program.

Grantees will provide enrollment and renewal assistance to children and their families, and — for the first time ever — to expectant parents to promote improved maternal and infant health outcomes. Grantees — including state and local governments, tribal organizations, federal health safety net organizations, non-profits, and schools — will each receive up to $1.5 million over three years to advance Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and retention.

The HEALTHY KIDS Act provides continued funding for outreach and enrollment to reduce the number of children eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and CHIP by working with organizations on the frontlines to reduce uninsured rates and connect more children, parents, and families to health care coverage.

Award Summary

Organization Name State Total
Southcentral Foundation AK $1,500,000
Arizona Association of Community Health Centers AZ $1,500,000
Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. CA $1,500,000
Redwood Community Health Coalition CA $1,500,000
California Coverage and Health Initiatives CA $1,500,000
AltaMed Health Services Corporation CA $1,499,956
Santa Barbara County Education Office CA $1,500,000
Community Clinics Health Network CA $1,500,000
Alameda Health Consortium CA $1,500,000
La Raza Services, Inc. CO $1,500,000
Community Health Center, Inc. CT $1,499,820
Florida Legal Services, Inc. FL $1,500,000
University of South Florida FL $1,500,000
Georgia Association for Primary Health Care, Inc. GA $1,500,000
Indiana Rural Health Association, Inc. IN $1,454,878
Thrive Allen County KS $1,499,999
GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc. KS $1,500,000
Greater Flint Health Coalition, Inc. MI $1,468,010
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri MO $798,638
Swope Health Services MO $739,918
HealthSource of Ohio OH $1,042,291
Ohio Association of Foodbanks OH $1,399,757
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. OK $1,500,000
Pennsylvania Health Access Network PA $957,714
CareSouth Carolina, Inc. SC $664,179
Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation TN $1,492,500
Tennessee Justice Center TN $1,030,268
Bexar County Hospital District DBA University Health TX $1,500,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas TX $1,489,773
Community Action Corporation of South Texas TX $1,500,000
Children's Defense Fund TX $832,887
MHP Salud TX $1,233,070
Change Happens TX $1,500,000
Utah Health Policy Project UT $1,495,396
Virginia Health Care Foundation VA $1,486,611
Think Kids, Inc. WV $1,480,345
Total $49,066,010