The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program empowers Medicare beneficiaries, and their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse. SMP projects provide local outreach, education, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through a trained volunteer workforce. SMP projects teach Medicare beneficiaries to protect their Medicare numbers, to detect billing discrepancies on their quarterly Medicare Summary Notice statements, and to report suspicious activity for further investigation. SMP projects disseminate fraud prevention and identification information through the media, outreach campaigns, and community events. ACL currently funds 53 SMP projects, including grantees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
ACL is seeking proposals for a new 5-year grant cycle that begins in June of 2018. ACL anticipates awarding up to 54 cooperative agreements to support SMP projects in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. ACL plans to award one cooperative agreement per state or territory.
Letters of intent are due on Monday, February 26, 2018.
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 16, 2018.