Five Kansas foundations have established a fund that will help local groups compete for federal health reform grants. The $450,000 fund will enable non-profits, healthcare providers and even local governments to apply for the federal money. The foundations have appointed Sheldon Weisgrau (WICE-grau) to administer the fund. He says awards of up to $30,000 will be available to Kansas groups seeking a share of the billions of dollars in federal grants available through the Affordable Care Act.
Among other things, federal grants are available to improve public health and prevention services and to train more healthcare workers. Grant applications will be available on the Topeka Community Foundation's website in the next few weeks.