The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program

 

The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program will provide a funding source to enhance the role of states in the implementation and planning for several of the Federal market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grants will provide states with the opportunity to ensure their laws, regulations, and procedures are in line with Federal requirements, and enhance the states? ability to effectively regulate their respective health insurance markets through innovative measures that support the pre-selected market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of Title XXVII of the PHS Act.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.413
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.
Authorization
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Section 1003 For all authorizations/amendments, you must supply the Act or the Executive Order in order to continue.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This Funding Opportunity Announcement is open to all fifty States and the District of Columbia for planning and/or implementing one or more of the three pre-selected market reforms and consumer protections in Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act. Only one application per state is permitted, except in a state in which there is more than one regulating entity, each with a primary responsibility over the regulation of a portion of the private health insurance market.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Grants to States' (including the District of Columbia) for planning and/or implementing the market reforms and consumer protections in Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the CMS funding opportunity announcement documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
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. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. CMS requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
Award Procedure
All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the CMS program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award.
Deadlines
February 26, 2018 to April 5, 2018 A Letter of Intent is mandatory and must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on February 26, 2018. All grant applications must be submitted electronically and be received through http://www.grants.gov by 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on April 5, 2018.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Section 1003 of the ACA provides for funding to be awarded between Fiscal Year 2010 and Fiscal Year 2014. Section 2794(c)(2)(B) of the Public Health Service Act specifies that if there are any appropriated Rate Review Grant funds that are not fully obligated by the end of Fiscal Year 2014, such amounts shall remain available to the Secretary for grants to states for planning and implementing the insurance market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act. Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for additional information on subsequent grants authorized and awarded under Section 1003 of ACA.
How are proposals selected?
Approval of an application will be based on an analysis of the factors set forth in Section V--Application Review in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Applicants may use grant funds for a variety of planning and implementation objectives related to the pre-selected market reforms and consumer protections under Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act , including but not limited to implementing or enhancing policy form review, hiring or contracting with a clinician to review formularies, developing actuarial and economic analyses, and performing market scans of the respective state’s health insurance market to assess the current healthcare and coverage landscape.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the final Federal Financial Report (FFR). 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.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant funding for this funding opportunity announcement will be available through Fiscal Year 2020. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awards will be created and released by GrantSolutions. Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Duration of grant program: August 20, 2018 – August 19, 2020. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
N/A
Headquarters Office
Jim Taing
200 Independence Avenue, SW, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
Washington, DC 20201 US
james.taing@cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 301-492-4182
Website Address
https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Health-Insurance-Market-Reforms/State-Flexibility.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0112-0-1-551
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$8,616,955.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Grantees will receive a minimum of $156,000 as a baseline award amount.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards implemented by HHS regulation 45 CFR Part 75, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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