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Funding Opportunity Number:
May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 16, 2010
All grant applications must be submitted electronically and are due on July 16, 2010. Applications received through http://www.grants.gov until 5:00pm Eastern Standard time on July 16, 2010 will be considered ?on time.?
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jul 16, 2010
All grant applications must be submitted electronically and are due on July 16, 2010. Applications received through http://www.grants.gov until 5:00pm Eastern Standard time on July 16, 2010 will be considered on time.
Aug 15, 2010
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Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Either of the following may apply to administer the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant: (a) the single State Medicaid agency; or (b) any other agency or instrumentality of a State (as determined under State law) in partnership, agreement and active participation with the single State Medicaid Agency. A letter of commitment from the single State Medicaid agency must be included in the application if a non-Medicaid State agency or instrumentality is applying for the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.
For purposes of this grant program, State is defined as each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is soliciting proposals from States to develop Medicaid infrastructure to support the competitive employment of people with disabilities by facilitating targeted improvements to the State?s Medicaid program and/or developing a comprehensive employment infrastructure that coordinates disparate State service delivery systems. Section 203 of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 directed the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish a grant program supporting State efforts to better serve people with disabilities who are employed. CMS is the designated DHHS agency with administrative responsibility for this grant program. The grant program was authorized for 11 years, and $150 million in funding was appropriated for the first 5 years of the program. For each of FY 2006 through 2011, the amount appropriated for the preceding FY increased by the percentage increase (if any) in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the preceding fiscal year. The minimum grant award to an eligible State is $500,000 per year, subject to the sufficiency of the annual appropriation limit to cover all applicants. While CMS anticipates that the proposals submitted by the States will vary, there is the overall expectation that States participating in this grant program will use the funds to remove the barriers to employment of persons with disabilities by creating systemic change throughout the Medicaid program as well as by bridging Medicaid and other programs to further remove barriers. Applicants should propose infrastructure development which will offer sustainable and significant improvement in the ability of the system to provide adequate health coverage for people with disabilities, who are competitively employed, provide needed personal assistance and other supports, and/or remove other significant employment barriers. The outcome of these efforts is to increase the number of people with disabilities in competitive employment. Summaries of current grantee activities can be found on the CMS website for the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act at: http://www.cms.gov/CommunityServices/45_Employment.asp#TopOfPage .
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