Five community organizations in Kansas will share $263,941 in a first round of Empower Kansans grants designed to help people with disabilities.
UnitedHealthcare has pledged $1.5 million over three years for organizations to provide professional development to such Medicaid beneficiaries. It intends to distribute $500,000 a year.
Initial grants go to Assistive Technology for Kansas, University of Kansas; Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation; Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas; Cottonwood Inc.; and Sedgwick County Community Developmental Disability Organization.
Organizations interested in applying for subsequent grants may send email firstname.lastname@example.org. A committee of nonprofit, government, community and UnitedHealthcare representatives selects recipients.