Community health centers in Missouri to get about $10M

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 | 10:49 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — Missouri will receive about $10 million in federal grants to expand community health centers.

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a release Tuesday that the $10.3 million is from the Affordable Care Act. The federal act provides about $9.5 billion to expand services over five years and $1.5 billion to support construction and renovation projects at community health centers.

The largest grant in Missouri is to a Springfield program, Advocates for a Healthy Community, which will receive $5 million. The other grantees include Family Health Center of Boone County and Swope Health Services of Kansas City, which each will receive about $2.5 million, and a Kirksville organization, Northeast Missouri Health Council, which will receive about $240,000.

The department said about $728 million is going to health centers nationwide.

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