Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP) to release request for proposals (RFPs) for the 2020 grant award cycle

On February 18, 2020, the Provider Access Improvement Grant Program (PAIGP), funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and managed by Health Resources in Action, will release request for proposals (RFPs) for the 2020 grant award cycle on PAIGP.org.

PAIGP aims to help eligible MassHealth providers increase access to healthcare and improve outcomes for patients with disabilities, or for whom English is not a primary language, through the purchase of accessible medical diagnostic equipment, communication devices, and other resources. Grant awards can help to close the gap in access for people with disabilities or for whom English is not a primary language, who are historically more likely to experience barriers to routine and preventative medical care. Specific examples of such equipment include examination tables and chairs for different medical settings, sling lifts, assistive listening devices, screen reader software, and translation aid devices and software. Additional examples will be provided in the RFP and on PAIGP.org.

PAIGP will award grants of up to $75,000 to eligible MassHealth providers, totaling over $2 million for this grant cycle ending September 30, 2020. Applicants must be currently enrolled MassHealth Fee-for-Service physicians, dentists, or other healthcare providers who work in a medical setting that is not a hospital or owned by a hospital or hospital system. The Grant Program aims to facilitate access to MassHealth providers for which significant capital investments may be challenging.

Online RFPs will be posted on February 18, 2020! Visit PAIGP.org for more information and to sign up for email updates and notifications, including the application release announcement.

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) oversees PAIGP, which is funded via MassHealth’s Section 1115 Demonstration. Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is the managing vendor for the Grant Program.