Public University Partnership Program (PUPP)

UPDATE: Please note that key dates listed below have changed due to Hurricane Ida.

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Bureau of Health Services Financing (Medicaid) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Louisiana public colleges and universities to begin January 1, 2022 March 1, 2022. The Louisiana Public University Partnership Program (PUPP) involves cost sharing between the public college/university and LDH for research opportunities that will advance Louisiana Medicaid priorities. Research can consist of a new project or an expansion of existing efforts. Successful proposals will demonstrate how the findings of the project will promote delivery of evidence-based, high-quality, accessible, and cost-effective care to Louisiana Medicaid members. 

Eligible Organizations: Any public institution of postsecondary education in Louisiana governed by the Board of Regents, the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, or the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges that is engaged in health sciences research.

Private non-profit and private for-profit colleges and universities are not eligible for this opportunity.

Full details of this opportunity, along with application submission requirements, are outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

The application period opens July 1, 2021 with the submission deadline of September 17, 2022 October 15, 2021 to PUPP@LA.GOV.  Applicants are encouraged to submit in advance of the deadline to ensure they have time to make any application corrections that might be necessary for successful submission.  

An online Q&A session is scheduled for August 19, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm for interested parties.  Registration for this session will open in early August 2021.

Award notification will occur in November 2021 December 2021 with implementation beginning January 1, 2022 March 1, 2022

Please submit any application related communication regarding this funding opportunity to PUPP@LA.GOV.

Key Dates:

Notification of Opportunity

July 1, 2021

Q&A Online Session

August 19, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 pm


Application Due Date

September 17, 2021 October 15, 2021
11:59 pm

Application Review

October 2021 November 2021

Clarification and Budgets Negotiations

October 2021 November 2021

Announcements of Awards

November 2021 December 2021

Implementation Date

January 1, 2022 March 1, 2022