LOUISVILLE, Ky. and TAMPA, Fla., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that it will award $20,000 in micro-grants to support social service organizations in Kentucky that address needs related to substance use disorder, transportation and pregnancy-related support services. Nonprofit and 501(c)(3) organizations that offer services in these areas are encouraged to apply. The micro-grants will be awarded in denominations of $500, $1,000 and $1,500.
"The community organizations in Kentucky that create the Social Safety Net offer supports that are critical to achieving positive outcomes for the seniors, and low-income children and families that WellCare serves," said Elizabeth Starr, supervisor of community advocacy, WellCare of Kentucky. "WellCare's micro-grant program is one facet of our commitment to building partnerships with community organizations that offer support in meeting basic social needs, including assistance with substance use disorder, transportation and pregnancy-related support services."
Qualifying organizations can apply by completing a short application online at http://www.thecommunitycommitment.org/micro-grant-request-submission. The application period is open until June 5, 2016. Awardees will be notified in June. For more information about the micro-grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 439,000 Medicaid members, 8,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 21,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Kentucky. To learn more about how we care for Kentuckians, watch Brandi's story at http://youtu.be/YwOw5EgeSYo.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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