Affordable Care Act - Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers


To provide outreach to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding the benefits available under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, including the Medicare prescription drug benefit under Part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act and under the Medicare Savings Program, and to coordinate efforts to inform older Americans about benefits available under Federal and state programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants; Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 – Section 119, Public Law (PL) 110-275 as amended by section 3306 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act),.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Not Applicable.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not Applicable.
As a condition for receiving funding, all State agencies participating in this announcement will submit one joint plan that will be signed by each participating State agency. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. AC released a PA on June 2, 2010 and it is posted on States were also notified through a press release and AoA/CMS communications channels.
Award Procedure
States will submit a single state plan that is due to AoA by July 30, 2010. The plan is reviewed and evaluated by the Federal Agency for compliance with the announcement and statute. Notice of Awards issued by the Agency upon approval of the plan.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
States are expected to establish and meet measurable performance goals for the various MIPPA funding opportunities. Plans for funding formula under MIPPA under the Affordable Care Act will be reviewed by AoA and CMS based on the requirements of the Program Announcement. AoA and CMS will contact applicants to negotiate any questions or concerns before issuing a Notice of Award.
How may assistance be used?
As a condition for receiving funding, States are required to submit one plan for Sections 1 through 3. States should describe how the SHIP, AAA and ADRC efforts will be coordinated to provide outreach to beneficiaries with limited incomes statewide, for general Part D outreach and assistance to beneficiaries in rural areas, and for outreach aimed at preventing disease and promoting wellness.

Outreach efforts of the SHIP will be coordinated with the related outreach efforts of, AAAs and ADRCs to provide assistance to beneficiaries with limited income for LIS and MSP, and provide general Part D outreach and assistance on Medicare benefits. Specifically, States should expand their efforts to reach beneficiaries through coordinated efforts.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
9 month program report and a 24 month project report. SF272 - prepared at PMS. Progress reports are not applicable. Annual SF-425 reports. Site visits and standard project monitoring requirements apply.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Financial Status Report (FSR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. Not Applicable.
This program does not have MOE requirements. Not Applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project perod will be 24 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment Management System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Katherine Glendening One Massachsusetts Ave., Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Email: Phone: (202) 357-3589 Fax: (202) 357-3467
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Formula Based range for awards.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 75 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable. AoA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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