CMS Issues Funding Notice to Connect Kids to Coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) through the Connecting Kids to Coverage Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017 (HEALTHY KIDS Act) 2022 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements program.

The HEALTHY KIDS Act 2022 NOFO will make $49.4 million available, ranging between $500,000 to $1.5 million per awardee for a three-year period of performance, to fund efforts to increase the participation of eligible children, parents, and pregnant individuals in Medicaid and CHIP. This is the largest amount of funding CMS has ever made available for these outreach and enrollment awards. CMS aims to reach a broad range of stakeholder organizations eligible to apply for the awards, including encouraging applicants who will be targeting subgroups of children with lower than average health coverage rates (e.g. adolescents, Latino, AI/AN or children in rural areas), with a goal of having a robust applicant pool from which to choose funded entities.

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Applications will be accepted through March 28, 2022. For more information, visit