Medicaid/FAMIS Application Assistance

VHCF’s Medicaid/FAMIS application assistance grants fund local outreach and enrollment efforts that help families apply for Virginia’s state-sponsored health insurance programs including Medicaid and FAMIS. These grants are made possible with funding from the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services and other private funding services.


  • These target areas of the state with high populations of uninsured individuals/families.
  • Can be used only to help increase enrollment and retention in the state-sponsored health insurance programs.
  • Can be applied for only via special Requests For Proposals (RFPs) as new funds become available.
  • Require applicants to also meet all general VHCF eligibility requirements.

While VHCF’s existing grantees continue to make record progress enrolling individuals/families in Medicaid/FAMIS, no new grants are being made at this time.  Since 1999, over 105,000 individuals have become enrolled in Medicaid/FAMIS with the help of Project Connect.

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

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

Application Assistance Locations:

Currently there are five Project Connect grantee organizations targeted strategically to serve the Virginia localities with the highest numbers of uninsured children. Projects marked with an * have Spanish speakers on staff.

  • Cumberland Plateau Health District (serving Buchanan, Tazewell and Wythe) 276-988-5585 x 120
  • Cumberland Plateau Health District (serving Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Washington and Wise) 276-889-7621 x 45
  • Inova Partnership for Healthier Kids (PHK) (serving  Alexandria, Fairfax City and County, and Falls Church) 703-698-2550*
  • Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness (MHCCHW) (serving the counties of Henry and Patrick and the City of Martinsville) 276-732-0509
  • Neighborhood Health (serving Alexandria, Arlington and Southern Fairfax) 703-535-5418*
  • Norfolk Department of Public Health (serving Norfolk) 757-285-7841

In addition to outreach workers in the locations above, VHCF has a bilingual Application Specialist on staff to assist families from Greater Metro Richmond with applications for coverage. Norma Ryan can be reached at 804-955-9578 or

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