Milestone: Establish criteria and/or a process for deciding which ACA-funded federal grant opportunities to pursue
There are many grant opportunities under the ACA. Putting in place a process to identify which to pursue ensures that states use their resources to the greatest effect and helps states coordinate their approach to implementation.
*Full name: Establish criteria and/or a process for deciding which ACA-funded federal grant opportunities to pursue.
*Relevance to the ACA:
Federal grant opportunities in the ACA are quite diverse. Some grant funds provided through the ACA will be available to all states, while others are competitive. Federal funds for states are available in the following areas:
§1003 – Provides grants to support state review of health insurance premium rate increases.
§1311 – Provides planning and establishment grants for insurance Exchanges.
Several ACA sections authorize grants to support health care workforce training:
§5301 – Primary care; §5302 – long term care workers; §5303 and §5304 – dental professionals; §5305 – Geriatric nursing; §5308 and §5309 - nursing education; §5508 – Teaching Health Centers; §5606 – rural providers; §10501 – preventive medicine.
§1561 – Authorizes grants to states to develop enrollment systems that meet HIT standards.
§2953, §4201, §4202 - Public health and health education grants.
§10203 – CHIP outreach grants.less