DHS and HOPE for Georgia Moms Announce

“Stay Informed. Stay Covered.” Community Mini-Grants


Today, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), in partnership with HOPE for Georgia Moms at Northeast Georgia Health System (HOPE), launched a community mini-grants program with $60,000 available to fund community-based Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids® redetermination awareness and educational activities.

These grants will leverage local partner expertise to inform and educate difficult-to-reach populations across the state, with a specific focus on pregnant and postpartum women and children.

Up to five organizations could be awarded $12,000 in grants to place ads in local papers, staff local outreach, or host an event through May 31, 2024—the end of Medicaid redetermination.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 21. A review committee comprised of state and community-based redetermination and maternal health partners will select the awardees based on eligibility for the grant, capability to successfully complete the grant, and reach within prioritized and underserved communities.

More information on the grant application process, organization eligibility criteria, and program requirements is available in the Application Summary.

Eligible organizations can apply for one grant, a combination of grants, or all grants offered, up to a total amount of $12,000 that must be spent by May 31, 2024.

The grants offered are:

  • $2,000 printing grant: to print and distribute approved campaign materialswithin the community.
  • $2,000 local advertising grant: to purchase and place approved ads within local publications.
  • $4,000 community event grant: to host a local event or to purchase and staff a booth at a larger event to raise awareness about Medicaid redetermination.
  • $4,000 community staff supplement grant: to supplement community worker time to conduct outreach within the community.

Background on Medicaid/PeachCare for Kids® Redetermination

The Medicaid redetermination process is the result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, which requires all states to resume annual Medicaid eligibility checks after a three-year pause during the pandemic. States were required to begin these “redeterminations” by April 2023 and finish the process by May 2024, reporting on their progress monthly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members can update their contact information through one of three ways:

  1. Online at Georgia DHS’ benefits website
  2. In person at their local DFCS office: dfcs.georgia.gov/locations
  3. By phone at 1-877-GA-DHS-GO or 711 for the hearing impaired

To learn more about “Stay Informed. Stay Covered.” campaign, visit staycovered.ga.gov.