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Covered California Selects CHCC For $600,000 Grant To Educate Latino Businesses About Affordable Care Act

Posted on 5/14/2013 by Alex Ayala

SACRAMENTO – The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC), the premier organization promoting the development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and emerging Latino businesses in California, announced today it will receive a $600,000 grant to educate Latino businesses around the state about the new federal Affordable Care Act.

Covered California, the organization responsible for implementing the Affordable Care Act in California, today announced $37 million in grants it intends to award, including the award to the CHCC.


The CHCC was one of 48 organizations chosen from more than 200 applicants and was one of only five organizations chosen for the Small Business Health Options Program targeting small businesses.


“The reform of health care coverage is of critical importance to the Latino community,” said Mark Martinez, President and CEO of the CHCC. “We are honored to be chosen to be a key provider of information about the Affordable Care Act to Latino businesses to help them and their employees get the coverage they need.”


Martinez said the CHCC will work with Hispanic chambers around the state to roll out the education and outreach initiative.


Among the outreach the grant will pay for are:


-          Educational events and workshops for Latino businesses.


-          Webinars for Latino businesses on the Affordable Care Act.


-          A variety of communication efforts, including social media outreach.