Overview

PLA, in partnership with Community Catalyst and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are working together to inform communities about about the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act for 2020. Open enrollment begins November 1, 2019-December 15, 2019. Consumers that receive in-person assistance are nearly 60% more likely to enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Public libraries, as critical community anchors, are well positioned to share information about the open enrollment period and support patron’s efforts to enroll successfully. Up to 100 public libraries will receive $500 to to support efforts to increase communication, awareness and education about the upcoming the Open Enrollment period.

Awardees will be required to do brief monthly reporting on communications reach and related activities.

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he application will close 11:59pm CT, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Awardees will be notified in early October.

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* 1. Contact information

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* 2. How many years have you worked in the library profession?

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* 3. What function(s) do you perform in your work? (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. My library locale is (as defined by IMLS)

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* 5. What is the population size your library serves?

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* 6. Using the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau Data, select your state and county to find the number of uninsured persons. Select the range that fits your county's data best.

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* 7. Please share how you would like to use the funds, if awarded (check all that apply):

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* 8. (Optional) Describe your intentions for using the funds.

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