Specifications include, but are not limited to:
The program will provide promotion, funding, and support for community-based organizations that will be charged with providing targeted outreach to individuals, families and small employers that are eligible to access Qualified Health Plans (“QHP”) through HealthCare.gov and/or provide direct enrollment assistance to consumers regardless of health coverage eligibility. State of Oregon agencies are not eligible for this grant. Local governmental agencies may apply.
DCBS intends to award Community Partner grants in a single category with the two main goals of outreach and enrollment. The definition of these grant goals are as follows:
Outreach: Tapping existing networks of trusted partners to spread the word through grassroots efforts in communities statewide.
Community Partners will be supported by DCBS as they conduct outreach and marketing activities (e.g. advertising, media relations, and event attendance/sponsorship). DCBS has contracted with a marketing and advertising firm to provide technical assistance to awarded Community Partners in their outreach efforts.
Enrollment: Driving enrollment numbers through in-person, on-demand community-based assistance.
Community Partners will perform duties including but not limited to providing enrollment assistance during open enrollment, assisting consumers who qualify for special enrollment periods outside of open enrollment dates, assisting consumers with a variety of post-enrollment tasks, and other duties as described by the Federal guidelines of Application Assistance and Navigation services. This may include enrollment strategies and duties which are determined to be best-practices for the community your organization serves as outlined in the negotiated and agreed upon work plan which you will provide to DCBS.