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.