The Affordable Care Act - Medicaid Adult Quality Grants


To support State Medicaid agencies in testing, collecting, and reporting the Initial Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid to CMS. Additionally, the grant funding will also support States? efforts to use thisthese data for improving the quality of care for adults covered by Medicaid.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148) Section 2701 Adult Health Quality Measures
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Grant applicants are limited to the 51 State Medicaid Agencies and the Medicaid Agencies in the US Territories.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application form SF-424 and related forms must be used for this program. Applicants are encouraged to submit a non-binding Letter of Intent to Apply. Letters of Intent to Apply are not required and a state's submission or failure to submit a letter has no bearing on the scoring of proposals received. Applicants should review the application and submission information in the funding opportunity announcement for specific instructions on applying for this grant program.
Award Procedure
CMS will make a decision for each application received. Each applicant will receive written notification of CMS' decision. Applicants approved for a grant award must submit a letter of acceptance to CMS within 30 days of the date of award, agreeing to the terms and conditions of the award letter.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Grantee can receive a second year of funding based on first year performance and progress towards meeting the grant project goals outlined in the application as well as in the terms and conditions.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for more information.
How may assistance be used?
Each participating State Medicaid grantee will be required to implement a grant project with the following three aims: 1. Testing and evaluating methods for collection and reporting of the Initial Core Set Measures in varying delivery care settings (e.g. managed care, fee-for-service, long term care settings such as nursing homes and intermediate care facilities). States are encouraged to demonstrate alignment with existing methods and infrastructures for collection and reporting [e.g., Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH), Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS)]; 2. Developing staff capacity to report the data, analyze, and use the data for monitoring and improving access and the quality of care in Medicaid; and 3. Conducting at least two Medicaid quality improvement projects related to the Initial Core Set Measures. States are encouraged to consider alignment with CMS or other Federal quality improvement activities such as the National Quality Strategy, Strong Start Initiative, Partnership for Patients, Million Hearts Initiative, etc.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date the grant is officially closed. 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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants agreements are funded on a 12-month basis, with support for the second year (final year) contingent upon acceptable evidence of satisfactory progress, continuing program relevance, and availability of funds. The maximum time period for funding is 24 months. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by letter. Applicants should review the award administration information of the funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for more information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Michelle Feagins Grants Management Officer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Acquisition and Grants Management 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Room 733H-02 Washington, DC 20201 Health Insurance Specialist, Mark D. Smith Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 Phone: 410-786-8015 E-mail:
Headquarters Office
Michelle T. Feagins
200 Independence Ave., SW
Room 733H-02
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 301-492-4312
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grant awards up to $1 million for each 12-month budget period, with an estimated total of up to $2 million per Grantee over the two-year project period.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for more information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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