The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced nine new grant awards under the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2018 (HEALTHY KIDS Act) Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements funding opportunity. The grant awards will fund outreach and enrollment strategies aimed at educating American Indian and Alaska Native Children families about the availability of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and directly assisting families with the application and renewal process. Total funding for the 9 cooperative agreement awards is just under $6 million.
IMPORTANT: Look for your child’s Medicaid or CHIP renewal in the mail, complete it and mail it back immediately. They may be covered even if you’re not! Every child currently covered by Medicaid or CHIP will need to go through a renewal process within the next several months. Keep your child covered and healthy. Complete the renewal as soon as you get it in the mail! Go to Medicaid.gov/renewals to find contact information for your state Medicaid office.