New Funding Opportunity for Grassroots Advocacy Organizations: Diverse Grassroots Advocacy to Expand HUSKY Eligibility

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health Foundation is issuing a request for proposals intended to support diverse grassroots advocacy organizations to advocate for expanding of Medicaid eligibility in Connecticut.

Why: Medicaid is the nation’s public health insurance program for low-income individuals. Without Medicaid, most participants would not have access to affordable health insurance options. In 2015, the state legislature in Connecticut reduced Medicaid eligibility for parents with dependent children from 201% of the federal poverty level (FPL) to 155% FPL. As a result, approximately 11,000 parents in Connecticut lost their Medicaid coverage.
What: Through this request for proposals, the Connecticut Health Foundation seeks to build a constituency of diverse advocates to reduce the uninsured rate by restoring HUSKY eligibility. The Connecticut Health Foundation will provide funding and technical assistance. The foundation will select at least two diverse grassroots advocacy organizations.
Who: This funding opportunity is open to grassroots organizations that are led by and primarily serve people of color. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations in Connecticut. Unincorporated coalitions must identify a 501(c)(3) organization that has agreed to function as its fiscal agent.

When: Concept Papers are due February 1, 2020.
To learn more and read the request for proposals, click here >>



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