ACA Opportunity Fund Provides Seed Money for Health Organizations

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KHI News Service, April 23, 2012

By Mike Sherry   

Approximately $115,550 remains in the Affordable Care Act Opportunity Fund, a $450,000 pool of seed money created last year by the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the Kansas Health Foundation, the REACH Healthcare Foundation, the Sunflower Foundation and the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.

The Health Reform Resource Project in Topeka is administering the fund. The aim is to help nonprofits, including government agencies, position themselves for funding through the Affordable Care Act programs.

For example, seven of the grants have gone to community health centers that needed architectural designs for expansions. The clinics could benefit from dollars available through the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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