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HHS Announces FY 2013 New Access Point and Base Grant Adjustment Awards

Late last week, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $19 million in New Access Point (NAP) awards as well as $48 million in base grant adjustments for FY 2013. The $19 million was originally expected to fund 25 NAPs however, HHS was able to fund additional awards for a total of 32, which are expected to increase access to care to more than 130,000 additional patients. The $48 million in base grant adjustments are the first of their kind since 2009 and will support ongoing operations and quality improvements activities. The HHS announcement, as well as awards listed by organization and state, can be viewed here.