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Greater Lowell Navigator Grant Opportunity

April 1, 2021

The Health Connector is pleased to announce that we are seeking applications from qualified and eligible organizations to serve as Navigators in the Greater Lowell region of Massachusetts for 2021-2022.

The Navigator program is an outreach, education and enrollment assistance grant program required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for every Health Insurance Marketplace. The Health Connector is the designated Health Insurance Marketplace for Massachusetts and administers the Navigator grant program in Massachusetts. This new grant opportunity is limited to the Greater Lowell region. There are currently no Navigator organizations in the Lowell area and the Health Connector is only seeking applications for organizations that will serve the Greater Lowell area.

The purpose of the Navigator program is to help consumers that are seeking health or dental coverage understand their coverage options and access any applicable state and federal subsidies that may make their coverage more affordable. The Navigator grant program goals are:

    • Target the Uninsured
    • Support Current Health Connector Members
    • Increase Awareness about Health Connector Coverage

The Lowell Navigator Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) can be found on COMMBUYS at https://www.commbuys.com/bso/ and officially posted as Bid Solicitation: BD-19-1175-1175C-1175L-60609.

To access the Lowell Navigator NGO in COMMBUYS:

    • Click on the COMMBUYS link
    • Enter the Bid number in the search field
    • Click on the hyperlink for the Bid Solicitation
    • On the Bid Solicitation page please reference the 3 File Attachments that make up the NGO materials
    • Lowell Navigator NGO 2021-2022
    • Appendix B
    • Appendix C Budget Worksheet

Please note the following important deadlines, which apply to all interested applicants:

    • All questions related to the Lowell Navigator NGO are due in writing by April 9, 2021 to connector.rfp.questions@state.ma.us.
    • Completed grant application due on Monday, May 10, 2021.