Health Care Fraud Prevention Program Expansion and SMP Capacity Building Grants

The summary for the Health Care Fraud Prevention Program Expansion and SMP Capacity Building Grants Federal Grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration on Aging, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Health Care Fraud Prevention Program Expansion and SMP Capacity Building Grants
Federal Agency Name: Administration on Aging
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2011-AOA-MP-1112
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.048
CFDA Descriptions: Special Programs for the Aging_Title IV_and Title II_Discretionary Projects
Current Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Jul 18, 2011
Posted Date: Jun 06, 2011
Creation Date: Jun 06, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $400,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 54
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Grant Description
Funding Opportunity 1 The HEAT task force has identified geographic areas most vulnerable to Medicare and Medicaid fraud. There is a need to expand the capacity of SMP projects in those areas to reach larger numbers of Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and family members with the SMP message of fraud prevention. The goal of this announcement is to enhance SMP efforts to reach beneficiary populations in the geographical locations of the Medicare Strike Forces in collaboration with law enforcement, and other partners such as CMS, community organizations, etc. Purpose and Objectives Targeted Requirements for HEAT/High Fraud States States eligible for this funding opportunity are required to develop innovative, new and targeted strategies for expanding awareness of health care fraud and enhancing the role of the SMP as a working partner in HEAT Strike Force operations. Funding Opportunity 2 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified 18 states with the highest incidences of health care fraud or at the greatest risk of fraud based on such data as greatest numbers of known fraud hot spots, top states with largest numbers of compromised beneficiaries, and those states in the DME Stop-Gap Plan. There is a need to expand the capacity of SMP projects in those areas to reach larger numbers of Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and family members with the SMP message of fraud prevention. The goal of this announcement is to enhance SMP efforts to reach beneficiary populations in these designated high fraud states. Targeted Requirements for High Fraud States States eligible for this funding opportunity are required to develop innovative, new and targeted strategies for expanding awareness of health care fraud and enhancing the role of the SMP in fraud control. Funding Opportunity 3 AoA and CMS recognize the need to increase the capacity of all SMP projects to reach larger numbers of Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and family members with the SMP message of fraud prevention. The goal of this announcement is to enhance SMP efforts to increase and support the volunteer workforce required to expand outreach and education efforts throughout the state. Purpose and Objectives Expansion of SMP Program Capacity All SMP applicants for this funding opportunity will be required to expand the capacity of the SMP project to recruit, screen, train, manage and support an increased number of SMP volunteers, and utilize these volunteers to effectively expand SMP outreach to beneficiaries in local communities in a more comprehensive manner throughout the state.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a limited competition open to current SMP grantees.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/grants/funding/index.aspx
Grant Announcement Contact
Sean Lewis sean.lewis@aoa.hhs.gov
Grants Policy [sean.lewis@aoa.hhs.gov]
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