Application: Medicaid Transformation Implementation Partner Training Scholarship

Training Scholarship Overview

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) is investing in innovative work and professional development in the seven-county region (Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum) to promote and advance health improvement activities in line with the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP).
Through this Training Scholarship Application, CPAA will sponsor current MTP implementation partners to attend specialized trainings or certifications (example trainings are listed below, under Eligibility and Project Guidelines) that will advance their service delivery reach and scope. Organizations can also use this funding to attend and/or present at local, state, and national conferences related to your approved MTP project areas (Care Integration, Care Coordination, Chronic Disease, Opioid Response, Reproductive/Maternal and Child Health, and Transitional Care).
1. Applicants must complete and submit an online proposal to be considered for funding.
2. Completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

Eligibility and Project Guidelines

1. Only CPAA Medicaid Transformation Project Implementation Partners that have a current contract with CPAA may apply for scholarship funding for trainings, conferences, and certifications related to their approved project areas. *CHOICE Regional Health Network employees may not apply on behalf of organizations they support or are affiliated with.

2. CPAA will accept applications on a rolling basis. Scholarships of up to $2,000 per organization will be available. Organizations may submit multiple applications, with a total limit of $2,000 per organization.
3. Scholarship funding can be used to cover the cost of registration fees, travel and lodging, and incidentals for attendees while at the training, certification, or conference.

4. Funding from this award may not be used to cover other related travel expenses that are already being supported through another funding source.

5. Examples of trainings, certifications, or conferences that would be considered include, but are not limited to:
    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
    Certified Birth or Postpartum Doula
    Crisis Intervention Counselor training
    Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Core Training
    Washington Council for Behavioral Health Conference
    Washington State Public Health Association
    Data analysis or visualization training or certification
    Project Management Professional certification

Review Criteria

CPAA will consider the following factors in selecting proposals most qualified to receive funding:

1. Applicant’s description of how the training, certification, or conference subject matter, sessions, or speakers relate to or advance CPAA’s work in care coordination, care integration, chronic disease, transitional care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, and/or opioid epidemic response.

2. Proposals must include the agenda and a description of the event’s relevance to the organization’s approved MTP work.

3. If applicable, applications should include any conference-related abstracts that have been submitted by the organization to the conference sponsor.

Scholarship Application Process

1. Scholarship applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

2. Applicants must complete and submit an online application, which is available, along with the application instructions, on the CPAA website.

3. All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application within four weeks of online submission.

4. If an application is time sensitive, indicate in the application (for example, if registration closes within four weeks of the application).

5. Funds are not retroactive and will not be approved for past training, certification, or conference attendance.

6. Funds for approved applications will be distributed retroactively given proof of attendance. Payments will be processed through the Financial Executor Portal, based on the availability of the portal.

7. Grantees of scholarships will be required to submit a proof of registration or certificate of completion no later than one week after the event.

Scholarship Application

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