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Colorado concludes LOI submission process for broadband expansion and modernization grants

| Jul 22, 2022 | Colorado

The Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) within the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) concluded its Letter of Intent (LOI) submission process for Advance Colorado Broadband grants on Tuesday.      The state’s broadband providers had until July 18th to submit their LOI to apply for grants aimed at statewide broadband internet...[ Read More ]

AHCCCS will invest $1.5 billion to expand HCBS workforce and services

| Jan 27, 2022 | Arizona

Last week, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’s (CMS) approval of AHCCCS’s Home and Community-based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan, meaning the agency can now begin implementing the spending plan’s initiatives and programs upon approval from the Arizona State Legislature. Additionally,...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott Signs Senate Bill 8, Allocating Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding

| Nov 11, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) into law, allocating the nearly $16 billion federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding awarded to the State of Texas earlier this year. SB 8 allocated critical funding for various state resources and programs, including: $7.2 billion to the Unemployment...[ Read More ]

Maricopa County Awards $16 Million to Valleywise Health to Expand Mental Health Services

| Nov 10, 2021 | Arizona

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today awarded $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to Valleywise Health to expand mental health care services in the nation’s fastest-growing county. It’s part of the Board’s broader plan to use available federal dollars as efficiently as possible to address public...[ Read More ]

DMAS prepares for post-public health emergency Medicaid disenrollment

| Oct 12, 2021

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is currently preparing for the impending end of the federal public health emergency (PHE) declaration, which will instigate a lengthy eligibility redetermination process for one in five Virginians who currently benefit from Medicaid.      DMAS Director Karen Kimsey provided an update on...[ Read More ]

New Virginia SCC programs will boost state-based insurance marketplace

| Sep 13, 2021

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) will invest additional American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds — a total of $500,000 — to improve coordination between SCC, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS). The funding is part of a $20 million...[ Read More ]