Medicare Enrollment Assistance Program

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.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance for addresses.).
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Council On Aging, Inc. $ 11,428,636   2020-09-012025-08-31
Grand Traverse Band Of Ottawa And Chippewa Indians $ 0   2019-09-302021-09-29
California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. $ 2,200   2019-09-302021-09-29
Inter-tribal Council Of Nevada $ 2,200   2019-09-302021-09-29
Pala Band Of Mission Indians $ 2,490   2019-09-302021-09-29
Oneida Nation $ 4,090   2019-09-302021-09-29
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $ 2,490   2019-09-302021-09-29
Sault Sainte Marie Tribe Of Chippewa Indians $ 5,360   2019-09-302021-09-29
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe $ 4,090   2019-09-302021-09-29
California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. $ 2,830   2019-09-302021-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may not be used for: (a) construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings; (b) basic research (e.g., bio-medical experiments); (c) continuation and/or expansion of existing services, and (d) medical care, institutional care or income maintenance.

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No.

A-87 for State and local governments, OMB Circular A-21 for Educational Institutions, and OMB Circular A-122 for Non-Profit Organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Formula grants: State governments and U.S.

Territories, with distribution to designated area agencies on aging and Indian Tribal Organizations through an approved State plan.

Project grants: Grants may be made to any public or nonprofit private agency, organization, or institution.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals eligible for Medicare benefits, including Part D drug benefits, and older persons eligible for benefits and services provided under Federal and state programs.

Credentials/Documentation

Formula Grants - AoA will utilize appropriate census and Medicare coverage data to identify statutory target populations. Project Grants -- Nonprofit organizations must submit proof of nonprofit status. Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Formula Grants - Grant applications are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and will be posted on Grants.gov. Project Grants - The availability of competitive grant funds is announced via program announcements that are simultaneously published on Grants.gov and the ACL.gov website.

Award Procedures

Formula Grants - The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to Indian Tribal Organizations, Area Agencies on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Project Grants - Notification of award will be issued to the grantee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008?Section 119, Public Law (PL) 110?275 as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act), reauthorized by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA), reauthorized by section 110 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 and reauthorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days from receipt of application.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Formula Grants - State plans are submitted for one-year period, with annual revisions. Project Grants - Grant extensions are available and may be requested.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Public Law 100-275. Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008?Section 119, Public Law (PL) 110?275. This program has no matching requirements. Percentage dependent on Statute. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Formula Grants - One year. Project Grants - One to Five Years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

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.

Records

Proper accounting records, identifiable by project number and including all receipts and expenditures, must be maintained for 3 years from the submission date of the final FFR document. Subsequent to audit, they must be maintained until all questions are resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $37,500,000; FY 17 est $37,500,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

average $61,464.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance for addresses.).

Headquarters Office

Isaac Long 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Isaac.Long@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 808-795-7315

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Mandatory/State Grant awards are made on a non-competitive basis. State Grants are awarded upon approval of a State Plan. The review process for grants/cooperative agreements consists of initially screening applications for completeness and relevancy to ACL priority areas. If the application is not relevant to ACL priority areas, it will be returned to the applicant. If accepted as submitted it will be reviewed and evaluated. The review will be conducted by a panel of not less than three experts. ACL Project officer or designee will coordinate the panel?s review, but will not vote. This individual or supervisor will also prepare the panel?s recommendation to the ACL Administrator. The panel?s recommendations will contain numerical ratings, rankings of applications, and a written assessment of each application. The recommendations will be based on published criteria as stated in the program announcement. The review process is also stated in the program announcement.



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