BCBS Massachusetts Invites Proposals for Healthcare Access Initiatives

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation’s Special Initiative grants program supports innovative pilots and demonstration projects in Massachusetts that expand access to health care for low-income consumers, are aligned with the foundation’s strategic focus areas, and complement the objectives of its other funding.

Through the program, three non-renewable grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of activities that expand access to coverage and care for low-income and vulnerable people; advance knowledge and information in support of low-income health issues and lay the foundation for evidence-based results for healthcare delivery, public and subsidized coverage, and behavioral health services; promote efforts that validate the impact of social services on health status; and evaluate the effectiveness of programs or engage in a variety of other activities that are aligned with the foundation’s strategic priorities to promote access to quality care and coverage for low-income and vulnerable residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Eligible applicants include Massachusetts-based organizations that serve low-income and vulnerable people, particularly individuals receiving MassHealth or other subsidized health insurance. For-profit companies, religious organizations, and individuals are ineligible to apply.

See the Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.