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CMS announces $20 million American Rescue Plan to support state healthcare markets

CMS announced June 21 $20 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to support State-based Marketplaces (SBMs) to improve consumer access to health insurance.

States can apply for funding to help modernize or update their systems, programs, or technology to comply with federal Marketplace requirements.

“States may also use the funds for program policies or procedures required for implementation of applicable federal requirements. This includes consumer notifications, consumer education or other assistance activities, stakeholder education or training, state and federal reporting, call center or appeal supports, staff training, and oversight and monitoring activities,” states the CMS press release.

To view the Notice of Funding Opportunity, visit, and search for CFDA # 93.525.