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2014 American Indian Alaska Native Grants

On November 12, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $3.9 million for outreach and enrollment efforts aimed at American Indian and Alaska Native children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The grant awards will fund activities to engage schools and tribal agencies in Medicaid and CHIP outreach and enrollment activities.

CMS awarded grant funds to health programs operated by the Indian Health Services, tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

These awards, authorized under the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 and extended by the Affordable Care Act, will help ensure American Indian and Alaska Native children have opportunities to get quality health care services which may not be available through their local Indian health care provider.

Summary of the Awards

  • $3.9 million in 7 states
  • 10 grants
  • Funding to health programs operated by the Indian Health Services, tribes, tribal organizations and urban Indian organizations located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. The grants focus on: engaging schools and tribal agencies in outreach and enrollment activities, planning outreach activities to help eligible teens enroll in coverage, and incorporating Medicaid and CHIP health coverage outreach and enrollment into routine activities and programs administered by tribal agencies and health care providers.