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Sunflower Opens Barrier Removal Fund Grant Applications for Medicaid Providers

Date: 05/17/24

Sunflower Health Plan is partnering with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) to assist our providers with removing barriers to accessibility at their practices by creating the Barrier Removal Fund program. The goal of this program is to increase the percentage of participating providers that meet the minimum federal and state disability access standards by providing grant funds.

We are excited to inform you that the Barrier Removal Fund is in its seventh year and is expanding to Kansas. The Request For Proposal (RFP) (PDF) will allow you to apply for grant funds for accessibility improvements at your practice.

Sunflower is committed to providing equal access to quality health care and services that are physically and programmatically accessible for our members with disabilities and their companions. “Physical access,” also referred to as “architectural access,” refers to a person with a disability’s ability to access buildings, structures, and the environment. “Programmatic access” refers to a person with a disability’s ability to access goods, services, activities and equipment. We appreciate all the efforts of every provider serving our members, while addressing areas of inaccessibility.

We look forward to receiving your completed RFP by June 14, 2024, for consideration. The determination for grant awards will take approximately two months. Please note there are instructions included in the RFP (PDF) regarding requirements and submission details. View Barrier Removal Fund FAQs.

If you have any questions about the Barrier Removal Fund or RFP, please contact Jenny Sichel at NCIL at or call 201-563-2342 or toll-free at 844-778-7961.