The Ohio Association of Foodbanks—along with a network of strategic consortium members including Carmella Rose Health Foundation—was awarded a federal Navigator grant by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
This approximately $1.95 million grant will allow the Ohio Association of Foodbanks to raise awareness about the federal-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace and connect Ohioans with assistance in enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning this fall.
8/15/13: Press Release from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks
8/15/13 The New York Times article: $67 Million Awarded to Groups Helping With Health Law
8/15/13 Bloomberg BusinessWeek News: Ohio groups get $3M from feds to sign up uninsured
Information from CMS:
Complete list of CMS Navigator Grant Recipients
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Functions: Standards for Navigators and Non-Navigator Assistance Personnel; Consumer Assistance Tools and Programs of an Exchange and Certified Application Counselors