Expanding Health Care Coverage

Project Title

Grant writing assistance in response to the Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases (MIPCD)

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Priority Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage

Date Awarded

April 11, 2011


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The success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation will depend on how states meet the challenges of restructuring and take advantage of various funding opportunities that have been made available under the law.

To that end, Grantmakers in Health (GIH) established the GIH State Grant Writing Assistance Fund; a grant-matching program for funders who are interested in offering grant-writing support to state government agencies applying for funding. To take advantage of reform implementation opportunities in New York, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) applied for and was awarded this GIH grant match. In 2009, NYHealth awarded a grant to One River Grants, Inc., a New York State-based grants solicitation and management company, to assist the State in its application for the Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases (MIPCD) funding opportunity under Section 4108 of the ACA.

Through in-depth interviews and research, One River Grants, in consultation with OHIP staff, assisted in developing a response strategy; organizing the response; writing the proposal; developing the budget and writing the budget justification; assembling the attachments to the grant; producing and completing requisite forms; and completing the application package for online submission.