The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 1 announced Community Health Center Capital Development grant awards. In Kansas, five community health centers will receive the awards, totaling nearly $22 million to support renovation and construction projects designed to expand services and serve more patients. Of the five community health centers, four had received grants from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Opportunity Fund to support their proposals.
The ACA Opportunity Fund is a pooled fund established by five foundations that fund health programs and efforts in Kansas to assist nonprofit organizations and state agencies in pursuing federal funding available to support health reform law implementation. The REACH Foundation is one of the contributors to the ACA Opportunity Fund.
Read the Kansas Health Institute story on the Kansas recipients of the HHS Community Health Center Capital Development grants, and a related article on the ACA Opportunity Fund.
Read the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release on the grant awards.