Project Connect Grants

VHCF’s Project Connect grants fund local outreach and enrollment efforts that help individuals and families apply for Virginia’s state-sponsored health insurance programs. These grants are made possible with funding from the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, the U.S. Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and other private funders, including the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, the Danville Regional Foundation, Sentara/Optima Health, and the Harvest Foundation.

Special requirements regarding Project Connect Grants:

  • Are targeted to the areas of the state with the highest populations of uninsured Virginians.
  • Can be used only to help increase enrollment and retention in Medicaid/FAMIS.
  • Can be applied for only via special Requests For Proposals (RFPs) as new funds become available.
  • Applicants for Project Connect funding also must meet all general VHCF eligibility requirements.

While VHCF’s existing Project Connect grantees continue to make record progress enrolling Virginians in Medicaid/FAMIS, no new Project Connect grants are being made at this time.  As of June 2019, over 108,000 Virginians have been enrolled via Project Connect!

VHCF will issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as funds become available.

For more information or to be alerted to future Project Connect RFPs, contact Emily Roller, VHCF’s Child Health Insurance Program Manager at or 804-828-5976.

Project Connect Locations:

Questions? Contact Emily Roller, VHCF’s Child Health Insurance Program Manager, at or 804-828-5976.