About SMAA

What is SMAA?

SMAA is a Federal program overseen by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

The purpose of SMAA is to reimburse county offices of education, K-12 school districts, charter schools, and community colleges for administrative activities that support efforts to identify & enroll potential eligible participants into the Medi-Cal program, and assist them with accessing Medi-Cal covered services.

What activities are reimbursed?

Administrative activities that facilitate enrollment into Medi-Cal and assisting eligible participants to access Medi-Cal services: Outreach; Facilitating Applications; Translation; Program Planning.

How does SMAA bring money to LEAs?

By contracting with a Local Educational Consortium (LEC) or Local Government Agency (LGA) in your region, LEAs are eligible to receive reimbursement from DHCS.