This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides States, the District of Columbia, and consortia of States, with financial assistance for the establishment of Exchanges.
Throughout this announcement, States, the District of Columbia, and consortia of States will all be referred to as ?State(s).?
These awards will provide funds for the State to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process (see 45 C.F.R.
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They support a process that will lead to State action, by legislation or other means, to create an Exchange entity with the authority necessary to meet all the Exchange requirements of the Affordable Care Act and its implementing regulations or to support the establishment of a Federally-facilitated Exchange in the State.
Please refer to Appendix B for additional information on the Federally-fac ilitated Exchange and Partnership model.