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, is now accepting proposals 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 are provided in the RFP and on PAIGP.org.
PAIGP will award grants of up to $75,000 to eligible MassHealth providers, with no matching funds required, totaling over $2 million for this grant cycle. Applicants must be currently-enrolled MassHealth Fee-for-Service providers, including, but not limited to, physicians, dentists, women’s health, early intervention, behavioral health, or other healthcare providers, who work in a setting that is not a hospital or owned by a hospital or hospital system. The grant program aims to help MassHealth providers who may experience challenges making significant capital investments to purchase equipment and other resources.
Proposals must be submitted online no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
UPDATE: Proposal deadline has been extended to Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) oversees
PAIGP, which is funded via MassHealth’s Section 1115
Health Resources in Action (HRiA) is the managing vendor for the Grant Program.