Apply Now: Health4All Implementation Grant – Medi-Cal Expansion for Undocumented Communities

The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is excited to invite community based organizations (CBOs) to apply for small grants to help ensure that low-income, undocumented immigrants ages 26-49 across the State benefit from the Medi-Cal expansion that took effect on Jan. 1, 2024 through its CIPC Health4All Implementation – Medi-Cal Expansion for Undocumented Communities initiative. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 26, 2024 at 5 PM. Organizations that have not previously received funding through this initiatives will be considered first.

Along with our partners, we have fought hard under the banner of Health4All to ensure that all individuals have access to health care regardless of status, and closing this eligibility gap in Medi-Cal is a major, first-in-the-nation victory. We are looking to our regional partners to help ensure our community knows about the opportunity to access Medi-Cal and takes advantage of its many benefits. 

CIPC will provide subgrants in the range of $20,000-$30,000 to CBOs to educate community members about Medi-Cal. CBOs that we believe to be best suited for this project are:

  • Deeply embedded in their local/regional community
  • Able to have face-to-face engagement with low-income, undocumented community members
  • Able to develop, translate, and/or present materials in one or more of the many languages spoken in California
  • Trusted voices in the immigrant community
  • Previous experience with Medi-Cal enrollment or connections to local enrollment assistance organizations is a major plus
  • Connections to underrepresented immigrant groups such as Black, Arab, Middle Eastern, and South Asian (BAMEMSA) and Indigenous, and regions are desired 

The grant term will be from May 2024 to June 2025. Requirements include: 

  • Carrying out a variety of outreach education activities to encourage 26-49 year old immigrants regardless of status to enroll in Medi-Cal insurance
    • Outreach and education can be a variety of approaches, including online/virtual, in person, and 1:1. 
  • Participating in cohort peer-learning and training opportunities (3-4 virtual meetings over the grant term) 
  • Completing two brief reports – one mid-term and one final grant report