2017 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Base Grant

The summary for the 2017 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Base Grant 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 for Community Living, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2017 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Base Grant: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is pleased to release the 2017 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Base Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement. The SHIP was created by Congress in 1990 to provide education and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families and caregivers to assist in making informed health insurance decisions. There are currently 54 active SHIP grants; one in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds awarded through this application are for a three year project period running April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2020. Eligible applicants include state offices of insurance, the state Medicaid offices, or the departments on aging as designated by the state or territory, who demonstrate their ability and commitment to providing SHIP services state-wide. All awards will be subject to the availability of federal funds and have a project period of up to three years. One SHIP grant will be awarded to cover each state, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Federal Grant Title: 2017 State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Base Grant
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living (HHS-ACL)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACL-CIP-SAPG-0184
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.324
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 30th, 2016
Original Application Deadline: November 30th, 2016
Posted Date: September 8th, 2016
Creation Date: September 8th, 2016
Archive Date: December 30th, 2016
Total Program Funding: $48,100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,003,012
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 54
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: September 8th, 2016
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include state units on aging (SUA), state departments of insurance (DOI), or the state Medicaid agency, as directed by the Governor. Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx
Grant Announcement Contact
Rebecca Kinney
Rebecca.Kinney@acl.hhs.gov

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