The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides grants to states and territories to fund infrastructure, training, and outreach support to over 12,000 (mostly volunteer) counselors in over 1,300 local community organizations in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SHIPs provide free, one-on-one counseling and assistance to help aging and disabled Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as well as coming-of-agers navigate the complexities of health and long-term services and supports systems. Services are provided via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities. In FY 2010, SHIPs served 4.7 million beneficiaries.
With this funding opportunity ACL is seeking applicants for a single cooperative agreement to operate the State Health Insurance Assistance Program National Technical Assistance Center (The SHIP TA Center). The SHIP TA Center will provide training, technical assistance, and promotional activities in support of the SHIP program and 54 projects nationally.
ACL plans to fund one (1) cooperative agreement at the federal funding level of $750,000 per year, over a three (3) year project period, pending availability of federal funds.
An informational call will be held for interested applicants on May 28, 2014 at 2pm (ET).
The call-in number is: 1-888-989-4403 passcode: 4276487