Organizations and individuals that want to help consumers register for health coverage in federally run or state partnership exchanges can apply for $54 million in grant funding, the CMS said today
The grants are available to self-employed individuals, as well as private companies and public organizations that will serve as “navigators” for the new exchanges.
Applications are due by June 7 and notice of awards is expected on Aug. 15.
Last week, the CMS released a proposed rule describing the role of navigators
, as well as standards and requirements. In addition, the draft said that while agents and brokers could be navigators in the federal exchanges, they can't receive commissions.