40000352 - MassHealth Enrollment Outreach Grants

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
4000-0352 MassHealth Enrollment Outreach Grants
For MassHealth enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups to be administered by the executive office in consultation with the Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Unit; provided, that grants shall be awarded to groups statewide, including areas in which the United States Census deems there exists a high percentage of uninsured individuals and areas in which there are limited health care providers; provided further, that funds shall be awarded as grants to community and consumer-focused public and private nonprofit groups to provide enrollment assistance, education and outreach activities directly to consumers who may be eligible for MassHealth, the Commonwealth Care Program, or the Commonwealth Choice Program, and who may require individualized support due to geography, ethnicity, race, culture, immigration or disease status and representative of communities throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that funds shall be allocated to provide informational support and technical assistance to recipient organizations and to promote appropriate and effective enrollment activities through the statewide health access network; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be allocated to Community Partners, Inc. of Amherst, to provide online informational support and technical assistance to recipient organizations and to promote appropriate and effective enrollment activities through its statewide health access network; provided further, that the cost of information support and technical assistance shall not exceed 10 per cent of the appropriation and shall not be used to defray current state obligations to provide this assistance; provided further, that in awarding said grants, the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Unit, shall provide written guidance to selected grantees with specific strategies of how to expend funds in the most efficient manner to target populations and avoid duplication of activities, including examples of best practices among prior year outreach grant recipients; and provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the exact amounts distributed in fiscal year 2009 by February 2, 2009, and the extent to which any portion of resulting expenditures are eligible for federal reimbursement
3,500,000 1,000,000 #

# Programs will be absorbed by off-budget sources.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Grants & Subsidies 0 500 3,500 3,500 3,500 -2,500
TOTAL 0 500 3,500 3,500 3,500 -2,500

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Grants & Subsidies=100%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Community Partners Inc. Amherst350,000 -350,000