The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
This program was developed under the Medicare Modernization Act and initiated by Public Law 108-173. Authority to provide funding was for 2 years (FY 2005 and FY 2006).
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants will be awarded to States in accordance with the requirements of 1860D-23 of the Act and 45 CFR Part 92 and in accordance with their application as approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
States with approved applications for transitional grants for their State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, under Section 1860D-23 (d) of the Social Security Act.
Excludes Commonwealths and Territories.
States with approved applications for transitional grants for their State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs, under Section 1860D-23 (d) of the Social Security Act. Excludes Commonwealths and Territories.
Federal funds must go to a designated State Agency that will meet State requirements.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Please contact program office for application deadline date. States with SPAPs that qualify for the transitional grant will be notified of application approval and the amount of approval no later a month following the application deadline.
Following approval of the grant application by CMS, an award will be issued to the State in the amount as determined by the number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the program as of the application deadline.
Please contact the program office for application deadline.
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Section 1860D-23(d) of the Social Security Act as established by Public Law 108-173.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no matching requirements. The amount for each State is determined based on the number of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the program by the deadline date.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project Period: 10/1/04 through 9/30/06. CMS will issue grant awards to the approved States annually at the beginning of FY 05 and FY 06.
Post Assistance Requirements
Final financial reports are due to CMS in accordance with the timeframes established by CMS after the end of the project period.
Payment transactions may be audited by the Secretary or his/her agent.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project shall be retained for at least 3 years or until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with CMS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
FY 07 est not available; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regulations governing this program were authorized under Section 1860D-23 of the Social Security Act, as enacted under Public Law 108-173, were published on December 15, 2003.
Regional or Local Office
Deborah Abshire, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Division of Financial Management, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21224. Telephone: (410) 786-9291. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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