Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant


In February 2010 as part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 quality demonstration grants, funding 18 states, to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Under this grant opportunity, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) were jointly awarded $11,277,361 for work to be completed over the subsequent 5-year period.

In 2014 the Florida and Illinois CHIPRA partnership was granted a one year no-cost extension (NCE) to continue work with funds remaining from the original grant period.  The extension expires in February 2016.


To achieve the overarching goal of the grant of improving child health and child health outcomes, Florida and Illinois have undertaken a number of initiatives in four key federal priority categories: 

Florida’s Work

Consulting, Collaboration and Evaluation

The Agency has contracted with Health Management Associates (HMA), Inc. to provide professional consulting services in support of CHIPRA as well as facilitate collaboration with our partner state of Illinois.  For more information about HMA’s consulting services and the evaluation of the Grant, please review the Health Management Associates contract by clicking  on the link provided at the bottom of this page.

As part of the HMA’s work on the CHIPRA Grant, the following website is maintained with all Florida and Illinois CHIPRA Grant related information and documents including all reports submitted as part of the Grant to CMS.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Grant.  Information about Florida and other awarded states can be accessed by clicking here.


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