July 1, 2021

The CMSP Governing Board is pleased to announce the release of the Local Indigent Care Needs Program (LICN Program) Request for Proposals (RFP). This program aims to expand the delivery of locally directed indigent care services for low-income uninsured and under-insured adults that lack access to health, behavioral health, and associated support services in CMSP counties. 

The LICN RFP, required documents, and resources may be found at:  https://www.cmspcounties.org/local-indigent-care-needs/ 

Eligible applicants include county agencies and nonprofits from the following 16 CMSP counties that have not already received LICN funding: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Imperial, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Plumas, San Benito, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Tehama.  

Grant funding from the LICN program is available in two separate program tracks; Planning Project Grants (Track One) of up to $50,000 per project over a twelve-month period, or up to $75,000 if the project serves more than one CMSP county, and Implementation Program Grants (Track Two) of up to $500,000 per year up to a 3-year period (up to $1,500,000 total). Applications are due September 30, 2021, at 3:00 PM PST. 

For questions regarding this LICN RFP, please email Laura Moyer, Program Analyst at lmoyer@cmspcounties.org 

December 2, 2020

The County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Governing Board is launching a new benefit program called Connect to Care. Similar to CMSP’s Path to Health Program, Connect to Care provides primary care benefit coverage for uninsured adults that reside in any of the thirty-five (35) CMSP counties.

Connect to Care covers adults ages 21 – 64, documented and undocumented, with incomes between 138% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and not enrolled in Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California, or private health insurance.

  • Connect to Care benefit coverage includes:
    Medical office visits, preventive screenings, and adult immunizations with primary care providers or specialists at contracted community health centers and other individual providers
  • Prescription medications (specialty medications excluded) with $5 copay and $1,500 limit

CMSP contracted community health centers will enroll eligible patients in Connect to Care through a secure online enrollment system. To learn more about Connect to Care, please attend one of our upcoming informational webinars via Zoom:

December 15, 2020, 10:00 am
Meeting Number: 998 2095 7595
Meeting Password: 001545

December 18, 2020, 2:00 pm
Meeting Number: 927 3937 3156
Meeting Password: 001545

For more information on Connect to Care and how to become a Connect to Care Enrollment Provider please visit www.myconnecttocare.org.