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File #: 18-4593    Version: 1 Name: Grant Application -Sr. Hlth Insurance Information Program-Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act
Type: Consent Status: Consent
File created: 3/19/2018 In control: Park and Recreation
On agenda: 4/3/2018 Final action:
Title: : Grant Application - Sr. Hlth Insurance Information Program-Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act
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Title:

Grant Application - Sr. Hlth Insurance Information Program-Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act 

 

Summary

ACTION:

Approve submission of an application for a Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP):  Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant of up to $10,000; and if awarded, recognize, receive and appropriate such funds

 

Staff Contact                     Terri Stowers, Division Director, Park and Recreation

 

 

Presentation                     No                                          

 

 

BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is requesting approval to apply for and receive, if awarded, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP):  Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant of up to $10,000.  The grant awards will be distributed in FY18 and will be used to expand Medicare and Low-Income Subsidy Education, Counseling and Enrollment Services offered in the community.  No match is required for these funds.  Application for the grant must be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Insurance by April 15, 2018.  These are federal Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) funds controlled and distributed by North Carolina Department of Insurance SHIIP office.

 

Park and Recreation staff recruit and support volunteer counselors who offer the Medicare counseling services to the community.  The services are offered at Senior Centers, Recreation Centers, Senior Nutrition sites, Libraries and Community Health Clinics.  The additional grant funding allows the services to be extended into additional community settings including churches and Charlotte Housing Partnership locations.

 

PROCUREMENT BACKGROUND:

N/A

 

POLICY IMPACT:

N/A

 

FISCAL IMPACT

Other Funding - Increase in revenues and associated expenditures of $5,000 for the current fiscal year and $5,000 next fiscal year