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Closing the Gap Grant Program

by Senators Joyner and Abruzzo

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill (Chapter 2015-10, L.O.F.) expands the focus of Closing the Gap projects to include sickle cell disease. The “Closing the Gap” program provides grants for activities designed to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 115-0