Updates and outcomes from MARC's September Board meetings

Oct 04, 2022
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Water splashes around the Children's Fountain in North Kansas City.

  • Veteran Directed Care program: Veterans in the Kansas City region will continue to have more health care options after Board members approved an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Veterans Directed Care program. MARC manages referrals made from the Kansas City VA Medical Center of veterans who opt to receive care in the community rather than in a skilled nursing facility. There are 70 veterans currently enrolled.
  • Mobility enhancements: Board members approved $1.6 million in projects across the region to enhance transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities. MARC manages the competitive process for federal funding that targets specific users and their mobility needs. The selected projects include purchases of wheelchair-accessible vehicles by community organizations.
  • Head Start site upgrades: Children enrolled in two MARC Head Start program sites will receive upgraded technology and outdoor play equipment. The committee authorized $86,000 for technology upgrades in the classrooms at Operation Breakthrough, including replacement of laptops and iPads. Raytown School District’s Three Trails center will receive an outdoor classroom/playground at a cost of $58,000.