Grant for Senior Medicare Patrol
Wonderful grant opportunity for 26 states/District. If you need help writing this proposal, let me know!
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Aging (AoA), AoA Center for Program Operations
Funding Opportunity Title: Senior Medicare Patrol, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.048
Key Dates: The deadline date for submission of applications is 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 4, 2011.
• Informational Conference Call, February 24, 2011, 10-11:30am ET
Dial 888-995-9728; Participant Pass code 27606*
• Submit optional Notice of Intent to apply no later than March 18, 2011
• Anticipated Project Start Date: June 1, 2011
Executive Summary: SMP projects recruit retired professionals as volunteer resources to educate beneficiaries and older consumers in their communities about how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, error and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid program. Currently SMPs operate in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Based on the availability of funds, under this competition, up to twenty-six new or competing continuation cooperative agreements will be awarded at a federal share of up to $180,000 per budget year and a project period of up to three years, in the following eligible states and District: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
To ensure that limited funding for this program is most effectively used to maximize national program coverage, it is necessary to limit the number of SMP grantees to one (1) per state, district or territory. By eliminating duplicative or overlapping awards to more than one organization within a state, AoA not only maximizes national program coverage, but ensures greater equity in allocation of SMP services to elders irrespective of their state of residence. States not listed above are currently served by SMP projects awarded through 2012 and are not eligible to apply.
Public and/or nonprofit agencies and organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations, and Indian tribal governments (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), are eligible to apply under this program announcement.
Applicants must provide a comprehensive, collaborative plan for statewide SMP program coverage which targets isolated and hard-to-reach, and other vulnerable populations within their state. No more than one project grant will be awarded for program activities within each single eligible state or the District of Columbia. Applicants who apply to operate a project in more than one State must submit a separate SF 424 for each and enter the appropriate State code for each on line 14 of the SF 424 (Attachment A)
Successful applicants must be able to conduct a three-year state-wide SMP project which provides healthcare fraud control outreach and education that achieves programmatic goals.
The award is a cooperative agreement because the Administration on Aging will be substantially involved in the development and execution of the project activities.
Applicants (with the exception of Puerto Rico) must provide at least 25 % of the project’s total cost from non-Federal resources as specified. This requirement may be waived by the Assistant Secretary for Aging, if the authorizing representative submits a written request that documents the unique circumstances where it may be warranted.
You can get this grant application here: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/index.aspx