Public University Partnership Program (PUPP)

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Bureau of Health Services Financing (Medicaid) is pleased to announce continuation of this funding opportunity for Louisiana public colleges and universities for State Fiscal Year 23.

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.

Medicaid Priorities:

  • Improving maternal and neonatal outcomes
  • Improving early childhood health and development
  • Improving health outcomes from the most common causes of morbidity and mortality with an emphasis on preventive health
  • Improving outcomes related to mental health and substance use disorders
  • Understanding and reducing health disparities and improving health equity
  • Increasing uptake of evidence-based care and reduce utilization of low-value care.

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 May 20, 2022 with the submission deadline of September 30, 2022 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 Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10 am for interested parties. Registration for this session is available now through the Zoom link.

Award notification will occur Tuesday, Novemner 1, 2022 with implementation beginning January 1, 2023.

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

Key Dates:

Notification of Opportunity

May 20, 2022

Q&A Online Session

July 14, 2022  10:00 a.m.

Application Due Date

September 30, 2022
11:59 pm

Application Review

October 2022

Clarification and Budgets Negotiations

October - November 2022

Announcements of Awards

November 1, 2022

Contract Review and Execution

November - December 2022

Implementation Date

January 1, 2023