State Grants & School Medicaid: New Opportunity to Advance School Health Services

February 15, 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced $50 million in state grants to help connect millions more children to essential school health services, including much-needed mental healthcare. Twenty states will receive up to $2.5 million each to help implement, enhance and expand Medicaid-funded school health services. The application deadline for state Medicaid agencies is March 25, 2024.

HSC hosted an informational webinar (Feb. 15, 2024) with CMS policy advisors and state advocates on the opportunities this funding presents. Speakers discussed how the grants can help states get started or move further along with expanding access to school health services; the impact of school Medicaid expansion on students, school districts and states; and how to use these grants to encourage states to leverage federal policy options.

Webinar slides are available for viewing. CMS’ presentation, State Grants for the Implementation, Enhancement and Expansion of Medicaid & CHIP School-Based Services, includes additional details about the grant parameters, timelines and due dates.

Resources shared during the webinar are available below.

Andrew Badaracco, Deputy Director, Division of Reimbursement Policy, CMS
Emily Beauregard, Executive Director, Kentucky Voices for Health
Lydia Briggs, Health Insurance Specialist in the Division of Reimbursement Policy, CMS
Jen Griffis, Vice President of Policy & Advocacy, Alaska Children’s Trust
Laura Guerra-Cardus, Director of State Medicaid Strategy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

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