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Introducing the Molina Community Innovation Fund.

If you serve Washington’s Apple Health/IMC enrollees, we’re here to support you!

Molina Healthcare has an exciting new grant opportunity for organizations that provide direct health care or related services to Apple Health/IMC* enrollees!

The Molina Community Innovation Fund was created to help decrease barriers to care, address social determinants of health, and grow integrated care services through innovative pilot programs and expansion of proven services. Molina will invest up to $1 million annually, for 3 consecutive years (2019 - 2021), to strengthen whole-person care.

Since we opened our doors in Washington 20 years ago, Molina has been dedicated to supporting those most in need. Now we’re proud to expand our commitment. If your 501 (c)(3) organization serves this population, we invite you to apply for the Molina Community Innovation Fund.

Below are the organizations and projects that Molina is supporting through this inaugural year of Molina Fund grants:

Community and Clinical Linkages/Social Determinants of Health - $343,425

  • Council for the Homeless - Provide housing support through diversion, an effective intervention focused on quickly housing those without homes within the local housing market, for low-income seniors in Clark County.
  • Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) - Collaborate with partners in Kittitas County to improve food security through a comprehensive program inclusive of food insecurity screening, food prescriptions, and nutrition education. For individuals with uncontrolled chronic disease, the program will include referrals for medical nutrition therapy and medically tailored meals.
  • Neighborcare Health - Expand access to mental health care, help patients navigate their care, and connect patients to other resources, such as housing or education, at its Youth Clinic – supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in King County.
  • YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish - Support the Health Care Access program in King County, in which certified Community Health Workers meet vulnerable women of color where they are to help them navigate the health care system and address social determinant of health needs.

  • Population Health - $266,082

  • CHAS Health - Increase access to non-invasive fibrosis assessment for persons with Hepatitis C and grow the number of patients initiating and completing Hep C treatment in Spokane County.
  • Dave Purchase Project/Tacoma Needle Exchange - Co-locate a specialty wound care clinic within the Tacoma Needle Exchange syringe exchange program that provides early intervention, diagnosis, and treatment. Participants will be offered access to substance use disorder treatment, care coordination, and other behavioral and social services.
  • Hepatitis Education Project - Raise Hepatitis B virus (HBV) awareness, screening, vaccination, and linkage to care among foreign-born individuals in King County.
  • Pregnancy Resource Center - Launch a new initiative to decrease the rate of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Snohomish County by providing STI testing and treatment to all patients and their partners.
  • Puget Sound Kidney Centers Foundation - Expand free community-based programs in Skagit and Snohomish counties, focused on educating and empowering individuals with chronic kidney disease to manage their health and lifestyle.

  • Expanding Access/Reducing Disparities in Access to Care - $264,790

  • Community in Schools of Tacoma - Support the growth of school-based clinics to provide preventive care services, health and safety education, and wellness programs to all district-eligible students.
  • Family Health Centers - Implement the Comprehensive Obstetric Support Training and Education Program (COSTEP) to build capacity across rural Douglas and Okanogan counties, improving health outcomes for expecting mothers, babies, and their families.
  • Family Solutions - Increase capacity to provide evidence-based specialty behavioral health services to Clark County Medicaid-eligible young children, many of whom have experienced trauma.
  • Peer Spokane - Expand behavioral health peer support services in Spokane County.
  • Toddler Learning Center - Grow capacity to provide applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy, education, and parent support for children who experience developmental delays in Island and San Juan counties.

  • Advancing Integrated Care - $105,217

  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho - Integrate behavioral health services into reproductive health care delivery in Yakima County.
  • Tri Cities Community Health - Expand integration of oral health care into pediatric well-child check-up exams in Benton and Franklin counties.
  • Nonprofit organizations that are interested in applying for grants through the next round of the Molina Fund can do so by visiting MolinaHealthcare.com/MolinaFund in spring 2020.

    *Note: Integrated Managed Care (IMC), also called whole-person care, is a model of health care that provides the full continuum of physical and behavioral health care, including primary care, pharmacy, mental health, and substance use disorder treatment to Medicaid enrollees under one health plan.

    Below are answers to questions you may have about this exciting new Molina investment in community-based whole person care for Washington’s IMC Apple Health members.


    Q: What is the goal of the Molina Community Innovation Fund?
    A: To support innovative, community-based programs and pilots to give Washington’s IMC Medicaid beneficiaries greater access to health care and related services.

    Q: What is the application and award timeline?
    A: The 2019 application cycle is September 24 - October 18, 2019. Grant awardees will be notified on or around November 15, 2019.

    Q: What kinds of grants are available?
    A: Molina offers two categories of grants:

    •  Catalyst Investments of $50-100K to support community-based program development and implementation of innovative, evidence-based programs and pilots with measurable outcomes. Requirements include:

    • One-year project support
    • Periodic milestones to monitor progress
    • Semi-annual reviews to share progress and challenges in achieving outcomes

    •  Accelerator Investments of $10-20K to support capacity building at the local level. Requirements include:

    • One time/one-year project support
    • Semi-annual reviews to share progress and challenges

    Q: Which regions are eligible to participate in the Molina Community Innovation Fund?
    A: In calendar year 2019, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the following regions are eligible to apply for Molina Community Innovation Fund funding:

    Region Counties
    Greater Columbia Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima
    King King
    North Central Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan
    North Sound Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom
    Pierce Pierce
    Spokane Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens
    Southwest Clark, Klickitat, Skamania

    Q: What types of organizations are eligible to receive funding?
    A: Funding will be provided to tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in Washington state that serve IMC Medicaid beneficiaries whose missions align with Molina’s mission and grant-funding parameters.

    Q: What types of projects and programs are eligible?
    A: Molina will consider applications for projects/programs that align with these goals:

    1. Increase access or reduce disparities in access to health care or health-related services
    2. Address community-based needs and maintain individuals in their communities
    3. Demonstrate strong potential to achieve measurable improvements in health outcomes
    4. Reduce avoidable health care costs
    5. Complement Accountable Communities of Health (ACH), Interlocal Leadership (ILS) and/or other local community investment strategies

    Support is available for programs in early stages of development that can achieve a compelling measurable impact in the community.

    Q: How much will Molina invest in these organizations?
    A: Regional proposals as small as $10,000 and as large as $100,000 will be considered annually (2019-2021).

    Q: Can one organization apply for several grants, or apply for different service areas?
    A: Yes. However, Molina will award a maximum of one grant per successful bidder organization.

    Q: Can community consortia apply under a single organization’s name? Must these consortia or partnerships be disclosed?
    A: Yes, 501 (c)(3) community consortia organizations may apply under a single organization’s name and are required to disclose all members of the consortium or partnerships, which must each also be Washington 501(c)(3) organizations.

    Q: Must eligible programs focus primarily on Medicaid-eligible recipients, or can they be focused on different populations, such as Medicare-eligible seniors?
    A: Eligible programs must provide services primarily to Washington IMC Medicaid beneficiaries.

    Q: Are programs that receive grants required to start in the same year of funding? Are there any requirements on program start date?
    A: While we do not have a prescribed program implementation date, all investment dollars must be expended within 12 months of receipt and cannot be carried over.

    If you have further questions, please contact: MolinaFundSupport@MolinaHealthcare.com

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