Mini Grant Application Trauma Focused Services
ANNOUNCING: Additional funds available for medical and behavioral services that address self esteem and personal safety for children affected by trauma
On behalf of Sunshine Health and Community Based Care Integrated Health, we are very pleased to announce that the My Healthy Child Grant Fund has set aside funds to meet the medical and psychosocial needs of children affected by trauma. As a reminder, this privately-funded grant program is intended to address gaps in healthcare available to youth in foster care; specifically services that are not covered by Medicaid or determined to be not medically necessary per Medicaid standards.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To qualify for a grant:
Child or youth requesting funding from this grant must be currently enrolled in the Florida Medicaid Sunshine Health Child Welfare Specialty Plan (CWSP).
Services must have been recommended by the enrollee’s treating provider.
Request for services must have been denied based on medical necessity criteria OR are not provided by Medicaid providers
The requested service addresses the member’s self-esteem and/or personal safety.
A care grant request has already been submitted to supplement the cost of the service (as applicable).
HOW TO APPLY
All My Healthy Child Grant requests must be submitted by a CBCIH Nurse Care Coordinator or Behavioral Health Coordinator on behalf of an eligible child or youth
All grant requests need to be reviewed by the Regional Coordinator before being submitted
About the Sunshine Health Child Welfare Specialty Plan Reinvestment Fund:
The Sunshine Health Child Welfare Specialty Plan Reinvestment Fund was created in 2017 by the partners of the Sunshine Health Child Welfare Specialty Plan, a Florida Medicaid Managed Medical Assistance Program designed to provide services to Florida Medicaid-eligible children under the age of 21 years who have an open case in the Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN) and Florida Medicaid-eligible children who have been adopted through the state’s child welfare system and are receiving a state adoption subsidy. The Child Welfare Specialty Plan is administered by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), which contracts with Sunshine Health to serve this specialty population. Sunshine Health sub-contracts with Community Based Care Integrated Health (CBCIH) to perform critical functions of the Child Welfare Specialty Plan.
While tremendous strides have been made in providing comprehensive healthcare coverage to youth in foster care under Sunshine Health’s Child Welfare Specialty Plan, gaps in coverage still exist. In addition to working alongside colleagues at the Florida Department of Children and Families to expand coverage, this partner-funded reinvestment plan is designed to proactively address the following priorities:
Fund programs designed to increase system capacity and to make the provider network more robust.
Fund programs designed to address gaps in Medicaid coverage for youth in foster care.
The CWSP Reinvestment Fund is managed on behalf of the partners by Embrace Families Foundation, Inc.