No Wrong Door System Business Case Development

Grant ID
300673
Grant Category
HHS-ACL
Opportunity ID: 300673
Opportunity Number: HHS-2018-ACL-CIP-NWBC-0285
Opportunity Title: No Wrong Door System Business Case Development
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:  
CFDA Number(s): 93.048
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HHS-ACL
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Posted Date: Feb 12, 2018
Last Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Apr 02, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $600,000
Award Floor: $390,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,946,263
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Description: The No Wrong Door (NWD) System represents a collaborative effort of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), to support state efforts to streamline access to services in the community for all populations in order to promote the collaboration of local service organizations, making service delivery more efficient and person-centered. States have successfully transformed their access systems with focus and support from state governance, public outreach, streamlined eligibility and person-centered counseling. Every state and territory, to some degree, has an access system to home and community based services. However the need for coordinated, NWD Systems continues to grow as the current population in need of long term services and supports (LTSS) are faced with duplicate eligibility and enrollment systems that vary by different populations and funding streams. Individuals, families and caregivers become dependent on public programs, the Federal and State Medicaid budgets continue to grow exponentially and resources become scarce due to duplicative and inefficient processes. Challenges remain that not all access systems are systematically able to track comprehensive data, leading to an inability to track core outcomes and return on investment. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) would specifically fund up to 7 state grantees to support business case development for high performing, streamlined LTSS access systems, or No Wrong Door Systems, in order to demonstrate the value of home and community based services. Grantees will enhance or modify their existing LTSS delivery systems in order to implement innovative approaches to evaluating how the performance of streamlined access impacts multiple payers, multiple populations, healthcare utilization, and the return on investment at the State and Federal levels. The goal is to support states with documenting efficiency and/or cost savings. Funds may be used to develop an integrated data system, evaluate existing data elements, and/or implement a training protocol to support the intervention being tested.
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