Molina Healthcare of Washington Community Innovation Fund Responsive Grant
Acceptance of Applications: September 24-October 18, 2019
(Online applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on October 18, 2019 )
Announcement of Grants: on or about November 15, 2019
Grant Period: December 1, 2019-November 30, 2020
Total Funding Available: up to $1 Million
Grant Funding Amounts: One-year grants from $10,000-$100,000
Eligible Organizations: Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in Washington state that serve Integrated Managed Care (IMC)* Medicaid beneficiaries and whose mission aligns with Molina’s mission and grant-funding parameters.
Our mission is to provide quality health care to people receiving government assistance.
We envision a future where everyone receives quality health care. As the State of Washington’s largest health plan serving Medicaid beneficiaries, our work is driven by our focus priorities which include:
- Whole person care
- Removing access barriers
- Improving population health
Molina Community Innovation Fund Program Overview & Purpose
The purpose of the Molina Fund is to support innovative programs and pilots to increase access to health and health-related services for Medicaid beneficiaries in regions that have implemented Integrated Managed Care. This program is based on the belief that the local communities know their own needs and can find their own solutions given the chance. The Molina Fund is designed for organizations to propose their innovative solutions to their local challenges that align with one or more of the Molina Fund goals:
- Increase equitable access to affordable quality care – or reduce disparities in access to health care or health-related services
- Address community-based needs & maintain individuals in their communities
- Demonstrate strong potential to achieve measurable improvements in health outcomes
- Reduce avoidable health care costs
- Complement other community investment strategies (e.g. Accountable Communities of Health (ACH), Interlocal Leadership, and/or other local community investment strategies)
Budgets will be reviewed for their appropriateness as relates to the proposed scope of work and timeline. Funding requests can range from $10,000 to $100,000. Funds requested must be proportionate with the work.
Matching Funds Requirement: There is no matching funds requirement for this program.
Indirect Costs: Molina encourages applicants to budget for indirect costs of up to 15% of direct program expenses. Please note that both direct and indirect costs must be included in the total amount requested, and taken together, may not exceed the specified maximum request amount.
Use of Funds
For this program, Molina funding may not be used for:
- Funding for capital campaigns
- Project planning grants
- General operating support or “gap” funding
- Fundraising events or development campaigns
- Political causes
Learning and Evaluation
Grantees will have semi-annual check-ins including submission of a financial report at the mid-point of the project. A final narrative and financial report will be due at the conclusion of the grant period.
*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.