Gina McCarthy

7:50 am
Thu November 7, 2013

EPA Awards $30K Health Care Grant To Black Health Care Coalition

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy presented a $30,000 grant to combat childhood asthma to the Black Health Care Coalition in Kansas City.
Credit Laura Ziegler / KCUR

The recently confirmed Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday to present a federal grant to the Black Health Care Coalition.

McCarthy said the agency was one of 39 applicants to receive an Environmental Justice Small Grant Award from the EPA. She said the process was competitive, saying there were hundreds of proposals.

The grant offers $30,000 for one year to educate teachers and health care professionals about the onset and treatment of childhood asthma.

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