Minnesota Level One Establishment Grant Narrative

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Minnesota applied for the Level One grant June 30, 2011 and was awarded $4,168,071 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on August 12, 2011. Among other activities, the state expects to use the funding to:

  • Build on the Limited-Competition Exchange Planning grant it received in February 2011;
  • Focus on developing exchange IT infrastructure;
  • Establish an initial governance structure within the Minnesota Department of Commerce with full-time staff dedicated to the development of Minnesota's Exchange;
  • Create and maintain and Advisory Task Force to provide guidance on the establishment of an exchange
  • Develop and execute work plans, timelines, and budget and cost-allocation estimates through 2014; and
  • Designate a Chief Financial Officer to create and execute detailed work plans related to financial management, program integrity, and exchange financing mechanisms,

Minnesota Level One Establishment Grant narrative

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Date: Aug 2011